Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops Enrollment

Program Areas

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

Enrollment Benefits

  • Telephone / Email Consultations
  • Ag Focus Newsletter
  • Direct Mailings
  • 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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  • Farm/Clinic/Business Name
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Upcoming Events

Feeder School - 2 day on-farm training, Day 1

October 25, 2017
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Canandaigua, NY

Who Should Attend:
  • Those who are currently feeding dairy cows and want to learn more about the how and why of what they're doing.
  • Those who are interested in becoming a cow feeder and want to increase their knowledge of cow feeding.
  • Anyone interested in learning more about how to improve the feeding process on their farm.

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Considering Small Scale Commercial Value-Added Dairy Production

October 26, 2017
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Penn Yan, NY

This presentation will introduce you to the ins and outs of small-scale cheese, yogurt and other value added dairy production.

We'll be covering:
  • How to get started
  • Funding: grant & loan opportunities
  • Examples of value-added businesses
  • How do I decide if this is right for me?
  • How to get started and regulation overview

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Feeder School - 2 day on-farm training, Day 2

November 1, 2017
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Piffard, NY

Who Should Attend:
  • Those who are currently feeding dairy cows and want to learn more about the how and why of what they're doing.
  • Those who are interested in becoming a cow feeder and want to increase their knowledge of cow feeding.
  • Anyone interested in learning more about how to improve the feeding process on their farm.

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