Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops Enrollment

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Beginning Farms

Beginning FarmsFarms continue to increase in the NWNY region. Many are part-timers, utilizing small acreages to raise hay and other crops, dairy or beef cattle, sheep, goats, hogs, and chickens, both egg layers and broilers. There are many aspects to beginning a farm - business planning, production, marketing, and risk management. There are many resources available to assist farms with start-up.




Relevant Events

Agritourism Workshops Monthly!

January 17, 2023
February 20, 2023
March 20, 2023
April 17, 2023
May 15, 2023
June 19, 2023
July 17, 2023

Forage and Pasture Management Workshop

February 25, 2023
Yorkshire, NY

What Do I need for a Cattle Handling System?

Nancy Glazier, Small Farms & Livestock Specialist
Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops

Last Modified: September 24, 2020

Handling cattle safely is a must for any livestock farm. Here are two resources to help design a handling system, plus one on the principles of low stress handling.   


Farm Financial Management Practices for Unfavorable Economic Conditions

Last Modified: July 10, 2020

Sound financial planning and control improve owner's abilities to manage their businesses during unfavorable economic conditions.  Consider the current environment affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, and the lack of rain in many areas.  Budgeting is a valuable farm financial management practice for these situations.  Visit (Brandie, please insert link here) to learn more about budgeting and its value in managing your farm business.


" Do's and Don'ts for Dairy farmers When Facing Financial Difficulty"

Last Modified: April 10, 2020

During times of financial difficulty it is important to be mindful and methodical in financial decision making. " Do's and Don'ts for Dairy farmers When Facing Financial Difficulty" provides guidance on making objective decisions during a financial downturn.


Pricing Corn Silage -- Fall 2019

John Hanchar, Farm Business Management Specialist
Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops

Last Modified: September 13, 2019

  • Analysis suggests corn silage price depends on corn silage quantities, alfalfa hay price, the price received by farmers for milk, and corn grain price.
  • Analysis for NY suggests that estimated corn silage price is most sensitive to corn silage quantities, alfalfa hay price and corn grain price.
  • Price estimates combined with understanding of relevant supply and demand factors from an individual farm business owner's perspective can aid decision making regarding corn silage price.  Given recently available alfalfa hay and corn grain prices (May through July, 2019, and August 27, 2019, respectively), price analysis for NY suggests an estimated corn silage price of about $45 per ton.  The Fall 2018 estimate was about $41 per ton.


Resources for Making a Decision on the Dairy Margin Coverage Program

John Hanchar, Farm Business Management Specialist
Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops

Last Modified: July 2, 2019

Decision making for the Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) Program benefits from the availability of two recent webinars.


Webinar for Dairy Producers will Cover New Dairy Margin Coverage Program

John Hanchar, Farm Business Management Specialist
Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops

Last Modified: June 10, 2019

The USDA/Farm Service Agency in New York is partnering with the NYS Crop Insurance Education Program to present a webinar for dairy producers.


Winter Feeding Beef Cows

Nancy Glazier, Small Farms & Livestock Specialist
Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops

Last Modified: February 14, 2019
Winter Feeding Beef Cows

Winter is a challenging time to feed the beef herd. Mud, cold and snow or rain can stress your cows and increase their nutritional needs. How do you know if you are meeting the needs of your herd?


Economics of Producing Industrial Hemp in NYS, 2019 Budgets

John Hanchar, Farm Business Management Specialist
Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops

Last Modified: January 17, 2019

Farm business owners can use 2019 budgets to make decisions regarding industrial hemp's place in their cropping systems.


Malting Barley Budgets, New York, 2019

John Hanchar, Farm Business Management Specialist
Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops

Last Modified: December 14, 2018
Malting Barley Budgets, New York, 2019

Farm business owners can use the 2019 revenue, costs and returns estimates from the budgets to make decisions regarding malting barley's place in their cropping systems.


Deer Farming

Nancy Glazier, Small Farms & Livestock Specialist
Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops

Last Modified: December 3, 2018
Deer Farming

Cervid production is a $3 billion industry in the US. There are many opportunities for farms to raise deer, but proper care and health management is critical. 


Stockpiling Pastures

Nancy Glazier, Small Farms & Livestock Specialist
Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops

Last Modified: July 10, 2018
Stockpiling Pastures

Begin to stockpile your pastures in August to extend the grazing season. 


The Meaning and Use of Feed Analysis

Last Modified: February 27, 2018
The Meaning and Use of Feed Analysis

Beef Specialist Mike Baker explains the nutrient requirements for beef cattle and interpreting the forage analysis. 





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Upcoming Events

Dairy "Technology Tuesdays" Webinar Series

January 10, 2023
January 17, 2023
January 24, 2023
January 31, 2023
February 7, 2023
February 14, 2023
February 21, 2023
: Dairy "Technology Tuesdays" Webinar Series

2023 Soybean & Small Grains Congress - Batavia, NY

Event Offers DEC Credits

February 15, 2023
Batavia, NY

2023 Soybean & Small Grains Congress - Waterloo, NY

Event Offers DEC Credits

February 16, 2023
Waterloo, NY

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