Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops Enrollment

Program Areas

  • 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

February 6 - February 7, 2018

Location

Holiday Inn
441 Electronics Parkway
Liverpool, NY 13088

Cost

$175.00 Early Registration before January 18, 2018


$250.00 Registration after January 18, 2018


Host

North Country Regional Ag Team
Tatum Lanworthy
315-788-8450


2018 Cow Comfort Conference, "The Latest Research in Cow Comfort"

February 6 - February 7, 2018

2018 Cow Comfort Conference,

The conference will open with Jessica Ziehm (NY Animal Agriculture Coalition) talking about animal welfare and what it means for the dairy industry, and presentations by DFA and Merck on how to prepare your farm for the worst, which will touch on animal abuse allegations and emergency preparedness. Other presentations include an update on lameness and cow comfort in tiestall dairies, maximizing cow comfort in the maternity pen (Dr. Katy Proudfoot, The Ohio State), and cow cooling and barn ventilation (Curt Gooch, Cornell University). Robotic milking herds will also be discussed with Dr. Trevor DeVries (University of Guelph) highlighting the latest data on cow comfort and lameness in robotic herds, and Jason Karszes (Cornell University) and Bruce Dehm (Dehm Associates) incorporating the economic and financial aspects of these milking systems. The conference will also feature vendors and booths to allow for networking and interaction with industry representatives and other producers.


Early registration has been extended until January 18, 2018


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Upcoming Events

Taking a Holistic Approach to Managing Your Land

May 24, 2018
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.
Gainesville, NY

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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Announcements

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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