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The 3rd Annual East Coast Thanksgiving Boer Goat Sale and Show will be held Nov. 27 and 28 at the Dixie Classic Fairgrounds in Winston-Salem. A free Boer goat seminar will be held Nov. 27 at 7 p.m. The sale will begin Nov. 28 at 9:30 a.m., followed by the ABGA Boer Goat Show at noon. For more, go to www.eastcoastsale.com or call Todd McLeod at (336) 241-2245.

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The 25th Annual Cowboy Christmas Pro Rodeo and Gift Show Extravaganza will be held Dec. 4-6 at the Duplin County Event Center in Kenansville. The event is sanctioned by the Mid-Atlantic Professional Rodeo Association. For more on vendors, contestants or tickets, call (704) 821-6830. For rodeo entry, call (704) 528-5812 or go to www.maprarodeo.com.

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The Seventh Annual One Medicine Symposium, focusing on the connection between human and veterinary medicine’s response to terrorism, disease and natural disasters, will be held Dec. 9 at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel and Convention Center in Durham. This year’s theme is “Humans & Birds & Pigs – Oh My! A One Medicine Approach to Emerging Influenzae.” The symposium is geared toward physicians, nurses, veterinarians, veterinary technicians, public health professionals, environmental health specialists, agriculture professionals, wildlife professionals, federal, military, state and local disaster responders. Cost is $35. Go to www.OneMedicineNC.org or call (919) 515-2261 to register or for more information.

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The N.C. Aquaculture Development Conference will be held Jan. 22 and 23 at the Sheraton Atlantic Beach. The conference features presentations and panel discussions from industry leaders and researchers and special interest workshops on finfish and shell fish. Participants can take self-guided farm tours on Jan. 21. For more, call (252) 633-1477 or go to www.ncaquaculture.org. The event is sponsored by the N.C. Aquaculture Association, N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, N.C. Farm Bureau, N.C. Sea Grant Program, N.C. Small Business and Technology Development Center and N.C. State University.

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The Johnston County Horse Show Series has announced its 2010 schedule, which is open to riders and horses from all riding levels, breeds and disciplines. All events will be held at the Johnston County Livestock Arena in Smithfield. Following are upcoming dates and start times: Jan. 23 at 10 a.m.; Feb. 20 at 10 a.m.; March 20 at 8:30 a.m.; April 17 at 8:30 a.m.; May 22 at 8:30 a.m.; June 26 at 8:30 a.m. Rain dates for all events will be the following day. For more, contact Michele McLaughlin at (919) 934-1344, by e-mail at sileeno@ipass.net or go to www.ipass.net/blaine_mclaughlin.

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The North Carolina chapter of Re-Run, a non-profit organization that places ex-racehorses into adoptive homes, now has thoroughbred racehorses available for adoption. Thoroughbreds are versatile and do well in any number of disciplines such as show horses, eventers, fox hunters or pleasure horses, according to Elizabeth Macdonald with Re-Run. For more, go to www.rerun.org or contact Elizabeth Macdonald at hemacd@mindspring.com.

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The United States Equine Rescue League Inc. has hundreds of healthy horses available for adoption. All horses have current Coggins test, up-to-date vaccines and various levels of training. There is a small fee to adopt. To learn more about fostering, adopting or volunteering go to www.USERL.org or contact Sue Meadows, (252) 224-0959, Teresa Campbell, (919) 221-1564, or Cindy Mantyla, (252) 244-2813.

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The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services encourages livestock producers to register their farms with the NCFarmID program. NCFarmID is a voluntary program to register farms for a national identification number as a way to protect livestock in the event of a disease outbreak. For more, contact NCDA&CS at (919) 715-2951 or go to www.NCFarmID.com.

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NCDA&CS Public Affairs Division, Brian Long, Director
Mailing Address:1001 Mail Service Center, Raleigh NC 27699-1001
Physical Address: 2 West Edenton Street, Raleigh NC 27601
Phone: (919) 707-3001; FAX: (919) 733-5047