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From improved breeding techniques to dairy record management systems, we deliver research and expertise to support those in the business of managing and caring for animals.
The animal science department works in cooperation with NC State Extension to educate the public on the latest technology and information through short courses, events and clinics.
And our 4-H programs and Livestock Science Camp encourage youth to explore career opportunities in animal agriculture and animal science.
Animal Husbandry programs range from popular youth livestock programs to nutrition and management programs for meat goats, cattle and other ruminants. This focus area also includes our Amazing Grazing program, which aims to help farmers improve profitability, animal well-being and environmental sustainability.
- 4-H Small Animals
- 4-H Youth Livestock Programs
- Meat Goats
- NC Beef Cattle Improvement Program (Bull Tests)
- Ruminant Nutrition and Management
- Amazing Grazing
Dairy Extension covers all facets of dairy animal production, from nutrition to waste management. And the North Carolina 4-H Dairy Youth Program gives young people important hands-on training in the care and maintenance of dairy animals.
- Milking Management and Mastitis Control
- Dairy Herd Improvement Records
- 4H Dairy Youth Programs
- Alternative Production Systems
- Waste Management
- Dairy Goats
From swine reproduction to waste management, our Extension Swine Husbandry program offers myriad learning and training opportunities for swine producers.
- Nutrition and Feeding
- Breeding and Genetics
- Economic Resources
- Waste Management, Water Quality and Odor
- AI and Reproduction
- Hog Health and Worker Safety
Our Extension programs in Horse Husbandry run the gamut from breeding to selection and evaluation. And our popular 4-H Horse Youth Programs offer a variety of educational events and opportunities such as the “Horse Bowl” and public speaking contests.