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Cover photo for Lead Shepherd Program Mentoring Groups

Lead Shepherd Program Mentoring Groups

Interested in working with other small ruminant producers, livestock extension agents and specialists, and NC Department of Agriculture staff …

Cover photo for North Carolina Lead Shepherd Program

North Carolina Lead Shepherd Program

Interested in confinement housing systems (poultry house utilization)? Here is an opportunity to learn about intensive, accelerated production systems …

Cover photo for NCSPA Fall Fiber Fun

NCSPA Fall Fiber Fun

Interested in fiber production? Join the North Carolina Sheep Producers Association Saturday, October 30, 2021, from 10 a.m.–2 p.m. …

Cover photo for 2021 Wool Pool

2021 Wool Pool

See the attached flyer for more information regarding the 2021 Wool Pool and proper wool handling prior to delivery. …

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Transporting livestock manure to nutrient deficient fields can often be cost prohibitive without manure processing. …

Sloped Screen Separator for Manure

Including sloped screens for solid-liquid manure separation can have positive impacts on manure management systems …

Screw Press Separation of Manure

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Pelleting Animal Manures

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Anaerobic Digestion from Animal Manure

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This publication compares novel-endophyte tall fescue forage varieties and includes renovation planning information on choosing …

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