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  • Producers have options for poultry mortality disposal

    Following the tobacco buyout, the poultry industry has dramatically grown and is now Kentucky’s number one commodity. Backyard poultry has also surged in popularity.

    A common issue with any type of animal operation is disposal of mortalities. While dead animal pickup services exist for larger animals, this is not the case for poultry.  How do poultry producers dispose of mortalities?

    Producers need to dispose of poultry mortalities within 48 hours of the animal’s death, so consider having a plan in place before bringing poultry onto your farm.

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  • Extension hosts Forestry Fall Webinar Series

    Carroll County woodland owners and other interested individuals are invited to attend the Forestry Fall Webinar Series at the Carroll County Extension Office.

    Five webinars are in the series. All webinars begin at 7 p.m. and last approximately an hour. All webinars, except Dec. 6, qualify for one hour of Master Logger continuing education credits.

    The webinars are as follows:

    • Nov. 1, 2016

    Kentucky Forest Health Update.

  • Show sensitivity to food allergies this Halloween

    Halloween is one of the anticipated holidays of the year for many people, but if a child suffers from food allergies, it can be downright frightful for them and their parents. You can support children with food allergies and other medical conditions by participating in the Teal Pumpkin Project.

  • Producers must evaluate several factors before culling cows

    Every year, cow-calf producers need to critically evaluate each animal in the herd for production. There are several factors that play into deciding which cows to cull.

    Open cows (those that are not pregnant) at the end of breeding season are the top of the cull list. Other variables in developing a culling order include structural soundness, body condition score, age, performance, and disposition. Developing a culling order is important during times of drought, a year with marginal hay production, or when managing through a difficult season.

  • Proper cleaning of horse stalls essential to prevent disease

    The Equine Disease Quarterly is a publication produced by UK’s Gluck Equine Research Center in Lexington. This quarterly newsletter has interesting equine information on the state, national, and international levels.

    In the October issue, Dr. Roberta Dwyer in the UK Department of Animal and Food Sciences, offers information on the importance of cleaning and disinfecting stalls.

    Cleaning and disinfecting stalls is critically important for biosecurity, especially in controlling disease outbreaks. However, much misinformation exists.

  • National 4-H Week | Oct. 6, 2016
  • Safety concerns must be top priority this autumn

    Fall harvest season is a busy time for Carroll County farmers and their families. It also is a peak season for agricultural injuries and an especially important time for farm families to pay attention to safety.

    Take time to talk to workers about safety. Be sure all workers are trained and physically capable of operating equipment and that they understand the safety procedures.

  • Herbst offers tips on how to rid home of fruit flies

    Fruit flies are common household pests at this time of year. They can be a problem year round, but are especially common during the late summer and fall because they are attracted to ripened or fermenting fruits and vegetables.

    Fruit flies are primarily nuisance pests, however, they also have the potential to contaminate food with bacteria and other disease-producing organisms.

  • Celebrate National 4-H Week

    October 3-8 is National 4-H week. Carroll County 4-H members would like for our community to get involved. Here is the list of activities:

    Monday, Oct. 3 - If you are a 4-H alumni, take a selfie and post it on Facebook and comment about your experience in this wonderful organization.

    Tuesday, Oct. 4 - If you are a current 4-H member post a selfie on your Facebook page and state why you like 4-H.