Raising animals — poultry, hogs, horses, beef and dairy cattle and more — has become the most valuable segment of North Carolina agriculture. Today, animal agriculture accounts for about 60 percent of the state’s total farm cash receipts. North Carolina Cooperative Extension helps growers use the latest research to improve production and manage animal waste in environmentally sound ways.
Management is a process in which information is the input and decisions are the output. Budgets provide information for farm management decisions. An enterprise budget is an estimate of projected income and expenses MORE »
Every day, just about anywhere you travel across Sampson County, the magnitude of agriculture is around us. With fall here it is even more evident, tractors and combines active in the fields, harvesting, MORE »
Land application of poultry litter for crop and hay production is the primary method of disposal for this litter. When land-applying litter, numerous requirements must be met. The Division of Water Resources provided MORE »
In 2011, the United States Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service (USDA-ARS) reported that chicken eggs were 14% lower in cholesterol than previously recorded. The study collected large shell eggs from 12 locations MORE »
The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement is an Asia-Pacific regional trade agreement that has the potential to remove many sanitary barriers to trade and eliminate import duties in the participating countries. The United States MORE »
In a previous article, I provided information on getting poultry houses ready for hot weather. Michael Czarick, an Extension Engineer with the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension, wrote the article that follows. I MORE »