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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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Upcoming Events

Feed Dealer's Meeting

December 1, 2017
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Batavia, NY

The Feed Dealer Seminars are specifically targeted for nutritionists, veterinarians, crop and management consultants, extension educators, and dairy producers with specific interest in nutrition-oriented topics. They are designed to blend the latest concepts in feeding and other management aspects of dairies with field level application. They have been conducted annually as a road show with multiple sites in New York for many years with an additional Vermont location held during the past several years in collaboration with the Northeast Agribusiness and Feed Alliance.

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

December 6 - December 7, 2017

East Syracuse, NY

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Navigating the Ag Labor Maze

December 7, 2017
11:30 am - 4:00 pm
Geneva, NY

Do you hire, or are considering hiring, migrant or foreign-born labor? Do you want to improve your skills in supervising employees who come from diffeent cultures, especially workers from Mexico and Central America?

This workshop is for you!

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Announcements

NMPF Recommends Dairies DO NOT report air emissions just yet

By: Karl Czymmek and Curt Gooch

Based on new information from NMPF, producers SHOULD NOT report before next Wednesday, November 15, 2017. 

NMPF indicates that this action is unrelated to the deadline extension request that is under legal review. We will pass on new information about the possible extension as it becomes available, probably sometime next week.

EPA has released the following statement:

“Farms with continuous releases must submit their initial continuous release notification starting on November 15, 2017.

Due to the potential for large call volumes to the National Response Center (NRC), we are establishing an email option for initial continuous release notifications. The system should be available by November 15, 2017.


Farm owners/operators may use the email option once it is available, rather than calling the NRC. This expedited option will allow one email notification for owners/operators with multiple farms.”


Late yesterday afternoon, PRO-DAIRY staff spoke with NMPF legal counsel. There is a lot going on to address a range of concerns generated by EPA’s emission reporting deadline under CERCLA that was announced on 10-26-17. EPA has filed a motion requesting that the court extend the stay on its mandate to end the 2008 exemption, which will trigger the reporting requirement. Specifically, the court asked for the November 15, 2017 deadline to be extended at least through January 17, 2018 to give EPA a chance to submit its interpretation that EPCRA 304 reporting is not necessary to a rulemaking process and to allow it to refine the CERCLA reporting form. This will also give farms time to understand the reporting requirements. For this reason, NMPF recommends that farms do NOT call the National Response Center (NRC) at least until November 15 and, then only if the court does not extend the deadline. Reportedly, some dairy farms in the US have called and this has prompted unannounced response by police and/or fire departments.

In the meantime, farms can discuss an approach with legal counsel and may consider an estimation tool to use when the time comes. EPA has indicated that a good faith estimate of emissions includes use of a range of methods or tools. EPA has provided, and NMPF also supports, using the emissions estimation factors for ammonia and hydrogen sulfide that are found on the last page of the document at the Dairy Operation" Continuous Release Report Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) link.

Using the high daily emissions factor from the link above, it would take 1,428 cows to trigger the 100 pounds of ammonia threshold. The advantage of the document is ease of use (one high and low threshold factor for total herd count) and it also includes an emissions factor for hydrogen sulfide. Depending on farm goals and risk assessment, producers may consider estimating ammonia emissions by using the University of Nebraska worksheet (also provided on the EPA website), or the PRO-DAIRY dairy specific ammonia worksheet based on the University of Nebraska tool.

When we last visited the hydrogen sulfide emissions topic in 2009, we concluded that it would take several thousand cows to trigger the 100 pound daily emission threshold. As a result, in any situation we can imagine, ammonia emissions should trigger the reporting threshold well before hydrogen sulfide. 


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