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Lambing and Kidding Cheat Sheet for Beginning Small Ruminant Producers

By: Andrew Weaver

This guide is a simple reference for beginner sheep and goat producers experiencing the lambing or kidding season. It includes instructions for facilities, equipment, neonatal care, complications, and processing.

Comparison of Commercially Available Novel-Endophyte Tall Fescue Forage Varieties

By: Kendra Phipps, Charlotte Talbott, Madeline Newsome, Deidre Harmon, Matt Poore

This publication compares novel-endophyte tall fescue forage varieties and includes renovation planning information on choosing and purchasing seed as well as establishment and management.

Swine Showmanship

By: Matthew Claeys Animal Science Facts

This publication offers information on youth showmanship of swine.

Genomic Testing and Its Uses in Beef Cattle

By: Johnny Rogers, M.S., Felipe A.C.C. Silva, B.Vet.Med., Ph.D.

This publication has been created for beef producers, farm workers, and extension agents as a guide for performing successful DNA sample collection and shipping for genomic testing.

Swine Exhibitor's Project Guide (7-8 Years of Age)

By: Matthew Claeys, Sharon Rogers Animal Science Facts

This factsheet offers information on showing swine for youth aged 7-8.

Fetal Programming: Cow Nutrition and its Effects on Calf Performance

By: Philipe Moriel Animal Science Facts

Recently, a lot of researchers have demonstrated that cow nutrition can impact more than just pregnancy rates. In this publication, we will summarize some of the recent data showing the effects of poor cow nutrition on calf growth and performance.

Calf Care Guide for Youth

By: Stephanie Ward

This publication provides information about common calf health issues and steps youth can take to evaluate calf health and treat sick calves.

Meat Goat Exhibitor's Project Guide (7-8 Years of Age)

By: Matthew Claeys, Sharon Rogers Animal Science Facts

This factsheet offers information on showing meat goats for youth aged 7-8.

Meat Goat Showmanship

By: Matthew Claeys Animal Science Facts

This publication offers information on youth showmanship of meat goats.

Using Expected Progeny Differences for Beef Cattle Genetic Improvement

By: Felipe Silva, Andrew Weaver, Johnny Rogers

This publication provides information about using tools to make genetic improvements in beef cattle, including understanding expected progeny differences (EPDs), selection priorities, selection indexes, and genomic-enhanced EPDs.

Beef Showmanship

By: Matthew Claeys Animal Science Facts

This publication offers information on youth showmanship of beef cattle.

Sheep Exhibitor's Project Guide (5-6 Years of Age)

By: Matthew Claeys, Sharon Rogers Animal Science Facts

This factsheet offers information on showing sheep for youth aged 5-6.

Market Lamb Showmanship

By: Matthew Claeys Animal Science Facts

This publication offers information on youth showmanship of market lambs.

Beef Exhibitor's Project Guide (7-8 Years of Age)

By: Matthew Claeys, Sharon Rogers Animal Science Facts

This factsheet offers information on showing beef cattle for youth aged 7-8.

Zearalenone

By: Stephanie Ward, Sarah Allen, Rose Vaughan

Part of the Guide to Mycotoxins Commonly Found in Animal Feeds, this factsheet provides information about occurrence, regulation, and toxicosis for zearalenone.

NC State Local Pasture-Raised and Pasture-Finished Beef Production Guidelines

By: Matt Poore Local Foods: NC State Finished Beef Production Guidelines

This publication provides production protocol guidelines developed by North Carolina State University and Amazing Grazing to assist producers in creating local pasture-raised and pasture-finished beef production systems.

Beef Exhibitor's Project Guide (5-6 Years of Age)

By: Matthew Claeys, Sharon Rogers Animal Science Facts

This factsheet offers information on showing beef cattle for youth aged 5-6.

Ergot Alkaloids

By: Stephanie Ward, Sarah Allen, Rose Vaughan

Part of the Guide to Mycotoxins Commonly Found in Animal Feeds, this factsheet provides information about occurrence, regulation, and toxicosis for ergot alkaloids.

Heat Sources for Post-Weaning Pigs

By: Shaniya Medlin, Suzanne Leonard, Rachel Hodges

This publication provides information about common heat sources used to supply supplemental warmth for young pigs to help producers select the best options for their operations.

Swine Exhibitor's Project Guide (5-6 Years of Age)

By: Matthew Claeys, Sharon Rogers Animal Science Facts

This factsheet offers information on showing swine for youth aged 5-6.

Making Use of Surplus Milk

By: Stephanie Ward, Steph Kulesza

This publication provides information on using surplus milk for land application, as a waste product or fertilizer, or as animal feed. Topics include practical and nutrient management considerations, safety, and nutrient information for feeding.

North Carolina Dairy Stakeholder Survey Results

By: Stephanie Ward, Brittany Whitmire

This publication addresses the needs of the changing dairy industry in North Carolina by reviewing the results of a stakeholder survey. The survey assessed dairy industry support organizations within the state to determine whether they are achieving their goals in the current environment.

Ochratoxin A

By: Stephanie Ward, Sarah Allen, Rose Vaughan

Part of the Guide to Mycotoxins Commonly Found in Animal Feeds, this factsheet provides information about occurrence, regulation, and toxicosis for ochratoxin A.

NC State Local Finished Beef Production Guidelines

By: Matt Poore Local Foods: NC State Finished Beef Production Guidelines

This publication provides production protocol guidelines developed by North Carolina State University and Amazing Grazing to assist producers in creating beef finishing systems.

NC State Local Grass-Fed Beef Production Guidelines

By: Matt Poore Local Foods: NC State Finished Beef Production Guidelines

This publication provides production protocol guidelines developed by North Carolina State University and Amazing Grazing to assist producers in creating local grass-fed beef production systems.

Overview of NC State Finished Beef Production Guidelines

By: Matt Poore, Asher Wright Local Foods: NC State Finished Beef Production Guidelines

This publication is an introduction to the three production protocol guidelines developed by North Carolina State University and Amazing Grazing to assist producers in creating beef finishing systems.

Danish Standards for Market Steers

By: Matthew Claeys Animal Science Facts

This factsheet offers information on the Danish standards for market steers.

Sheep Exhibitor Project Guide (7-8 Years of Age)

By: Matthew Claeys, Sharon Rogers Animal Science Facts

This factsheet offers information on showing sheep for youth aged 7-8.

Aflatoxin

By: Stephanie Ward, Sarah Allen, Rose Vaughan

Part of the Guide to Mycotoxins Commonly Found in Animal Feeds, this factsheet provides information about occurrence, regulation, and toxicosis for aflatoxin.

Fumonisin

By: Stephanie Ward, Sarah Allen, Rose Vaughan

Part of the Guide to Mycotoxins Commonly Found in Animal Feeds, this factsheet provides information about occurrence, regulation, and toxicosis for fumonisin.

Guide to Mycotoxins Commonly Found in Animal Feeds

By: Stephanie Ward, Sarah Allen, Rose Vaughan

This guide provides an overview of common mycotoxins found in animal feeds, including predominant fungi species, FDA action levels, common crops, and symptoms. Further information about occurrence, regulation, and toxicosis is available for each mycotoxin.

Trichothecenes

By: Stephanie Ward, Sarah Allen, Rose Vaughan

Part of the Guide to Mycotoxins Commonly Found in Animal Feeds, this factsheet provides information about occurrence, regulation, and toxicosis for trichothecenes.

Meat Goat Exhibitor's Project Guide (5-6 Years of Age)

By: Matthew Claeys, Sharon Rogers Animal Science Facts

This factsheet offers information on showing meat goats for youth aged 5-6.

Implementing a Defined Breeding Season to Optimize Herd Management and Improve Profitability in Beef Cattle

By: Felipe Silva

This publication helps beef producers, farm workers, and Extension agents transition beef cattle operations from year-round breeding to a defined breeding season. It covers topics such as the benefits of a defined breeding season, when to start a breeding season and how long it should be, and detailed steps to transition to a defined breeding season.

PR Toxin

By: Stephanie Ward, Sarah Allen, Rose Vaughan

Part of the Guide to Mycotoxins Commonly Found in Animal Feeds, this factsheet provides information about occurrence, regulation, and toxicosis for PR toxin.

Patulin

By: Stephanie Ward, Sarah Allen, Rose Vaughan

Part of the Guide to Mycotoxins Commonly Found in Animal Feeds, this factsheet provides information about occurrence, regulation, and toxicosis for patulin.