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Tips for Trimming Your Goat’s Hooves

Aug 01, 2022 | TFC
Fair season is here, and youth exhibitors across the state are preparing their goats for upcoming shows. But even those who never find themselves in the show ring may find it beneficial to own these versatile animals as they provide meat, milk, and weed control.

An ounce of prevention

Aug 01, 2022 | TFC
The first seven months of 2022 have evaporated, and mid-South farmers now find themselves within a stone’s throw of harvest season. Gone are the days of relying on time-worn hunches, a can of WD-40, and the Farmer’s Almanac when preparing for the season. In today&rsqu...

New Cattle Disease Detected in Tennessee

Aug 01, 2022 | TFC
A new, potentially dangerous, disease of cattle has been reported in Tennessee. Theileria orientalis Ikedia, which is a protozoan known to be carried by the Asian longhorned tick (ALT), has been diagnosed in a herd in Middle Tennessee.  

Potomac Horse Fever confirmed in Tennessee

Aug 01, 2022 | TFC
The State Veterinarian is advising horse owners to be alert after another confirmed case of Potomac Horse Fever (PHF) in Tennessee. This week’s detection in a horse in Wayne County is in addition to two cases earlier this month in DeKalb and Rutherford Counties.

Tennessee 4-H’ers Can Now Receive College Credit at UT Knoxville

Jul 26, 2022 | TFC
Every 4-H’er knows the project portfolio is the culmination of years of work on the part of the youth. Whether they choose to learn in depth about what it takes to rear a calf or colt, how to manage and coordinate a garden, or how to research and present a first-rate presen...

Helping Horses Beat the Heat

Jul 26, 2022 | TFC
Helping horses cope with the heat and humidity is important for their comfort, health, and athletic performance. You might be surprised to learn that horses are less tolerant of high temperatures than humans.

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