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Grass Tetany in Cattle

With spring weather comes new grass growth and along with it the potential for grass tetany for cattle. Also …

Horse in Mud, Mud, Horses, Winter Mud, Hooves, Union County, North Carolina

Winter Mud and Horse Health

Winter brings lots of rain and snow to North Carolina. While the snow can be beautiful what it leaves …

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Careers in the Livestock Industry

Did you know there are many career opportunities available to work with Livestock? I always loved animals growing up, …

WE GROW UNION COUNTY

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October - We Grow Union County

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As the leaves have begun to change and the second month of Fall has come and gone, N.C. Cooperative …

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August and September provided several opportunities for celebration and involvement in Union County. N.C. Cooperative Extension in Union County …

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Summer of Celebration

This month, UC Extension is thrilled to announce the completion and subsequent grand opening of The Special Events Center …

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Wasps at Porch Lights

In recent weeks we’ve been getting a lot of messages regarding large wasps coming to porch lights. In all …

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Managing Summer Annual Pastures

Summer annual forages, like sorghum, sudan-grass, and millets are becoming an increasingly common method of providing additional forage during …

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What About Lime?

When you send off a soil sample to test the nutrient levels in your soil, one of the recommendations …

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