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.
Richmond County is well known for its meat goat production, particularly the South African Boer Goat. There are over 100 farms that have an interest in meat goats in Richmond and surrounding counties. MORE »
Many animal owners have recently been asking about giving their animals herbs or natural supplements, specifically garlic. They have heard that it can help with fly and worm control, pain relief, infection, and MORE »