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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 NCSRIP Flock Management Workshop

NCSRIP Flock Management Workshop

Register HERE! Join us May 14 in Mount Airy, NC to learn about flock management from birth to market. Topics …

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. …

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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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2021 Southeast Ram Sales

Ram buying season is just around the corner. To help locate available rams, a list of sales in the …

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Calf Care Guide for Youth

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How Does Nitrogen Move Through a Swine Farm with a Lagoon-Sprayfield System?

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Sludge Survey Methods for Anaerobic Lagoons

This publication for lagoon managers and operators describes how to carry out a sludge survey …

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Sludge Sampling in Anaerobic Treatment Swine Lagoons

Anaerobic swine lagoon sludge sampling allows operators to determine the nutrient concentration in the sludge …

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NC State Local Finished Beef Production Guidelines

This publication provides production protocol guidelines developed by North Carolina State University and Amazing Grazing …

How Animal Food Facilities Can Prepare for Regulatory Inspections

Though they can be a source of worry, the fact of the matter is that …

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