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The Livestock Program offers assistance, education, and resources for livestock producers in Union County. Topics covered include cattle, equine, and small ruminants, as well as forage and pastures. On this page you will find resources and information for livestock producers, covering production, marketing, regulations, etc. as well as upcoming events.

Raising Pasture Pork Series Raising Laying Hens Series

Tri-County Forage Directory

Access the directory

This directory lists producers selling hay in the Union, Anson, and Stanly County areas. If you would like to be added, contact Rachel Owens at

Upcoming Educational Programs and Events

Events will be added as they are scheduled

Union County Cattlemen’s Association

UPDATE: UCCA Field Day on Sept 25th

9:30- Registration 10-12- Program

Belle Terra Farms

3101 Little Tom Starnes Rd Monroe, NC 28112

The Cattlemen’s Association is holding a field day for their September meeting. Join us as we discuss rotational grazing at Belle Terra Farms. This field day is open to all who are interested in learning more about how to implement rotational grazing practices on their farm. The program will conclude with a hotdog and hamburger lunch. An RSVP is required with Rachel Owens at 704-283-3739.

The Union County Cattlemen’s Association is driven by their Union County Cattlemen's Association Logopassion and love for the cattle industry. Their aspirations are to provide our local community both farm & nonfarm related educational opportunities to learn about all avenues of the local beef industry. By providing meetings, field days, and educational events; they strive to promote and grow consumer and producer relations.

For more information about the Association or any educational events, contact Rachel Owens, Livestock Agent.

Livestock Newsletter

The Tri-County Livestock Newsletter is released quarterly and covers various topics such as beef cattle, small ruminants, equine, and pasture management.

Tri-County Livestock Newsletter- Fall 2021

Tri-County Livestock Newsletter- Summer 2021

Tri-County Livestock Newsletter-Spring 2021

Tri-County Livestock Newsletter Winter 2020

Tri-County Livestock Newsletter- Fall 2020


Forage Resources

Forage Management Calendar for the Piedmont 

Forage Planting Guide

CEFS Amazing Grazing Program

Forage Facts Grazing Guide

Forage Needs and Grazing Management for Goats

Managing Pastures to Feed Your Horse

Additional Resources- More Coming Soon

Poultry House Resources

Livestock Videos