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Those with livestock are invited to attend a variety of educational opportunities to help better raise livestock produce.

The workshops are sponsored by the N.C. Cooperative Extension of Yadkin and Davie counties. There will be presentations, hands-on demonstrations, hand-outs and time to ask questions and share information with others.

Horse management

“Basic Horse Management” will be Nov. 14 at 7 p.m. at the Davie Extension Center.

Learn about pasture management from grass selection to fertilizing to weed control. Attendants will discuss hay quality as well as quantity.

Learn how to read a feed tag to make sure owners know what they are feeding their horse. The program will cover different types of fencing and ways to make a barn safe. They also will discuss different types of feeds and how to use them.

Call 679-2061 by Tuesday to ensure enough room and handouts.


“Getting the Most Out of Your Forages” will be held Nov. 21, starting at 7 p.m. at the Center Community Building in Mocksville.

Grass is the lifeblood of a livestock operation and proper management will help owners provide well for their herd.

Come learn some management practices to help take a forage operation to the next level, providing more quality grass for animals.

Attendants will discuss rotational grazing, different types of forage for different situations, precision fertilizing, and harvesting practices to help them harvest more high quality forage.

The program also will discuss how to overseed/renovate pastures and the good, the bad and the ugly of some popular grasses.

Call 679-2061 by Nov. 19 to ensure enough room and materials.


“Beginning With Livestock 101” will be held Dec. 7, starting at 9 am. It will be at the Deep Creek Farms Cattle Facility on Helton Road, in Yadkinville.

This program is open for to those just getting started with livestock or those needing to brush up on a few things.

Attendants will discuss pastures, fertilizing, soil testing, building fence, selecting animals, health programs, feed, marketing and where to go for supplies and information.

The program will cover cattle, horses, goats, chickens and other livestock.

Call 679-2061 by Dec. 4 to ensure enough room and materials.

Register in advance if planning to attend so adequate materials can be prepared, and in the case of cancellation the coordinators can notify everyone before an unnecessary trip to the office is made.

For more information or to register, come by or call the extension center at 679-2061.

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