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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  • Educational Meetings & Conferences
  • In-Field Educational Opportunities
  • On-Farm Research Trials

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Event Details

Date

September 6, 2017

Time

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Location

CCE - Genesee County Office
420 East Main Street
Batavia, NY 14020

Cost

This event is free.

Host

Cornell University PRO-DAIRY Program
Rob Lynch
607-882-5378

Pre-Registration Deadline: September 4, 2017

Summer Dairy Research Update: Heifer Reproduction & Hypocalcemia

September 6, 2017

Summer Dairy Research Update: Heifer Reproduction & Hypocalcemia
Reducing Replacement Heifers Rearing Cost through Improved Reproductive Management

Replacement cows generated by the heifer rearing enterprise are critical to the future of dairy farms. Nevertheless, raising heifers represents a major cost burden accounting for as much as 15 to 20% of the total cost of production. Thus, minimizing the duration of the non-lactating period by reducing days to pregnancy can help reduce farm operating costs. We will present new research data evaluating different reproductive management programs for dairy heifers in commercial dairy farms. The impact of these strategies on the reproductive performance and economics of heifers during their nonlactating period and their first lactation will be discussed. 




Fresh Cow Calcium Supplementation


To Treat or Not to Treat A recent large trial conducted on farms in New York State has provided insight into which cows truly benefit from oral calcium supplementation. We will review the trial results to help you make practical decisions regarding post-calving calcium supplementation in your herds.

Registration is free, but you NEED to register so we have refreshments and dessert for eveyone.

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Taking a Holistic Approach to Managing Your Land

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9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Piffard, NY

Have you ever wondered what your woods can do for you? During this session, we will be joined by a forester, who will share information about woodlot management and timber contracts. Attendees will also gain an understanding of soil types and soil health as well as the effect compaction can have on their land. In a final discussion, we will talk about drainage and about how the installation of tile drains can greatly impact the productively of your land. This day will take place 'on the farm' so that attendees can 'discuss' but also 'see' what we will be talking about throughout the day so dress appropriately!
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Beef Quality Assurance Training

June 2, 2018
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Lyons, NY

The goal of this national program is to maximize consumer confidence and acceptance of beef by focusing the producer's attention to daily production practices that influence the safety, wholesomeness, and quality of beef and beef products.
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Cattle Handling Systems Importance for BQA

June 14, 2018
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
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Providing facilities that allow safe, humane, and efficient movement and/or restraint of cattle is part of the Code of Cattle Care for Beef Quality Assurance. Facilities provide for disease prevention practices to protect herd health, including access to veterinary medical care. This workshop will cover some key concepts for animal health and handling and provide an opportunity to hear and share personal experiences.
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1st Cutting Forage Quality Update - May 18, 2018

This is the first week of monitoring 1st cutting for quality this year. Our procedure consists of using alfalfa height to predict Neutral Detergent Fiber (NDF) for alfalfa, alfalfa/grass mixed and grass stands. Alfalfa height has proven to be a reliable indicator of NDF values in the field. Click here for the rest of the information and chart.




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