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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.

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

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 Winter 2020

Tri-County Livestock Newsletter- Fall 2020


Forage Resources

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 Coming Soon

Poultry House Resources