Posts tagged poultry

NCDA&CS staff trains others on foaming

Staff from the Veterinary and Emergency Programs divisions spent a recent day on a Moore County poultry farm training U.S. Department of Agriculture contractors how to humanely depopulate a poultry flock using foam. The contractors were from disaster response companies in Wisconsin, Mississippi and Louisiana that are under contract with USDA to go into states […]

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Veterinary labs receive five-year accreditation

The N.C. Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory System recently received full accreditation for a five-year period by the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians after a review of the system’s labs was conducted in September.  The lab system is comprised of Rollins Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory in Raleigh, Arden Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory in Fletcher, Elkin Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory […]

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North Carolina birds take flight

Twenty-four birds recently made a journey from northeastern North Carolina to Trinidad, a small Caribbean island off the coast of South America. However, the trip wasn’t a typical migratory winter vacation. Sylvan Heights Bird Park sent 12 white-faced whistling ducks and 12 Bahama pintails to Trinidad, where the breeds are near extinction. The ducks will […]

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News Roundup: Dec. 15-21

Each week we round up the latest N.C. agricultural headlines from news outlets across the state and country, as well as excerpts from the stories. Click on the links to go straight to the full story. “New USDA rule would speed poultry-processing lines, worrying inspectors,” Charlotte Observer: The U.S. Department of Agriculture is poised to […]

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News Roundup: Sept. 8-14

Each week we round up the latest N.C. agricultural headlines from news outlets across the state and country, as well as excerpts from the stories. Click on the links to go straight to the full story. “Fair offers fun on final weekend,” Asheville Citizen-Times: Time is running short to visit the 19th annual North Carolina […]

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News Roundup: July 7-13

Each week we round up the latest N.C. agricultural headlines from news outlets across the state and country, as well as excerpts from the stories. Click on the links to go straight to the full story. “N.C. State Fair details new prizes in Premium Book,” News & Observer: The Premium Book for this year’s N.C. […]

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News Roundup: March 24-30

Each week we round up the latest N.C. agricultural headlines from news outlets across the state and country, as well as excerpts from the stories. Click on the links to go straight to the full story. “Latest buzz on bee decline: Maybe it’s pesticides,” WRAL:  A common class of pesticide is causing problems for honeybees […]

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Today’s Topic: Hurricane Irene devastates crops in eastern North Carolina

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” Hurricane Irene devastated crops in eastern North Carolina over the weekend. Commissioner Troxler visited eastern counties after the storm and talked to Rhonda about what he saw. Eastern North Carolina accounts for about 75 percent of ag […]

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News Roundup: July 23-29

Each week we round up the latest N.C. agricultural headlines from news outlets across the state and country, as well as excerpts from the stories. Click on the links to go straight to the full story. “Burning ban still in effect as N.C. drought lingers,” Greensboro News & Record: The N.C. Forest Service is reminding […]

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News Roundup: May 7-13

Each week we round up the latest N.C. agricultural headlines from news outlets across the state and country, as well as excerpts from the stories. Click on the links to go straight to the full story. “New uptown food market slated to open this fall,” Charlotte Observer: Work on the new uptown food market is […]

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