Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops Enrollment

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  • Dairy Management
  • Farm Business Management
  • Field Crops
  • Livestock & Small Farms

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  • Ag Focus Newsletter
  • Direct Mailings
  • Educational Meetings & Conferences
  • In-Field Educational Opportunities
  • On-Farm Research Trials

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Event Details

Date

December 6 - December 7, 2017

Location

DoubleTree
6301 State Route 298
East Syracuse, NY 13057

Host

Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops

Cathy Wallace
585-343-3040 x138


Calf & Heifer Congress - 2017 "Rising Above the Challenges"

December 6 - December 7, 2017

Calf & Heifer Congress - 2017
Topics to be discussed:

  • The Big Picture of Calf Nutrition, Growth and Future Performance, Mike Van Amburgh, PhD, Department of Animal Science, Cornell University
  • Understanding the Basics of Rrepro Physiology for Successful Reproductive Management, Julio Giordano, DVM, PhD, Department of Animal Science, Cornell University
  • Impact of First Service Management Programs on the Performance and Economics of Heifers, Julio Giordano, DVM, PhD, Department of Animal Science, Cornell University
  • Genetic Considerations for  Heifer Fertility, Heather Huson, PhD, Department of Animal Science, Cornell University
  • A Look at the Economics of the Heifer Enterprise, Mike Overton, DVM, Dairy Analytics Advisor, Elanco
  • Calf Feeding Strategies to Overcome Health Challenges, Michael Ballou, PhD, Texas Tech University,  Breakfast & Presentation sponsored by: Milk Specialties Global
  • Salmonella dublin - Who, What, When, Where and Why, Belinda Thompson, DVM, Animal Health Diagnostic Lab, Cornell University
  • Salmonella dublin - Risk Factors, Public Health & Best Managemnet Practices for Control, Belinda Thompson, DVM, Animal Health Diagnostic Lab, Cornell University
  • Treatment of Calf Disease: The Next Paradigm Shift, Danielle, Mzyk, DVM, College of Veterinary Medicine, North Carolina State University
  • Vaccinations, Immune Function and Salmonella Vaccine Research, Derek Foster, DVM, College of Veterinary Medicine, North Carolina State University
  • Using Feed Additives to Alter the Microbiome & Improve Immunity & Health, Bill Stone, DVM, Technical Services Director, Diamond V
  • A Consultant's Tips on Preventing Diseases, Sue Puffenbarger, Land O' Lakes



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Calf & Heifer Congress Agenda - 2017 (PDF; 386KB)


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Upcoming Events

Modern On-Farm Preparedness (All 6 Sessions)

January 23 - February 27, 2020
1-2 pm Webinars, 1-4 pm On farm

Six sessions created to help farms prepare for modern situations
- Jan 23:  Urgent Situations (on-farm)
- Jan 30:  F.A.R.M 4.0 Update (live webinar)
- Feb 6:  Activists (live webinar)
- Feb 13:  Social Media (on-farm)
- Feb 20:  Disease Outbreaks & Biosecurity (live webinar)
- Feb 27:  On Farm Safety - Prevention, Prevention, Prevention (on-farm)

CANCELLED - Automated Milking System (AMS) Management Discussion Group - Mt. Morris, NY

February 26, 2020
5:30pm - 8:00pm
Mount Morris, NY

EVENT CANCELLED - Will be Rescheduled at a Later Date. 
Milk Quality Management in AMS systems will be our first topic, with future discussion group topics to include: lameness and cow comfort, milk production, AMS daily task efficiency, and AMS maintenance. 

Modern On Farm Preparedness - On-Farm Safety

February 27, 2020
1-4 pm
Strykersville, NY

 Accidents happen, but this session will focus on prevention and also address accident response.
1-4 pm at Breezyhill Dairy, 2705 N Sheldon Rd, Strykersville, NY.

Announcements

Resources for Managing Overtime

Beginning January 1, 2020, farm employers in New York will be required to pay overtime to certain employees for all hours worked over 60 in a week. We've developed some tools to help farm employers consider management strategies to respond to this change. Tools include an excel calculator to estimate the cost of overtime and an extension bulletin to help you consider and evaluate changes on your farm.