Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops Enrollment

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  • Dairy Management
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  • Livestock & Small Farms

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Event Details

Date

March 16, 2018

Time

9:30am - 3:00 pm

Location

Blue Ribbon Restaurant
261 Main Street
Phelps, NY 14532

Cost

$75.00 Includes Lunch & Handouts
(additional attendee $75.00 ea.)
Includes Lunch & Handouts


Host

Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops

Cathy Wallace
585-343-3040 x138

Pre-Registration Deadline: March 5, 2018

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*** CLASS FULL *** Herd Manager Training - 2 Day Program, Day 1

March 16, 2018

*** CLASS FULL *** Herd Manager Training - 2 Day Program, Day 1
The Herd Manager Training is an educational program for dairy farmers, dairy farm employees and agri-service people who work directly with dairy cows. The program is designed to increase participant's knowledge of best management practices for dairy cattle management. Specifically the training will cover transition cow health monitoring, facilities and environmental impacts of transition cow management, antibiotic stewardship, ethical cull cow handling and decision making, body condition scoring as a monitoring tool and components of an effective local vet relationship.


Presenters:


  • Rob Lynch, DVM, Cornell ProDairy Dairy Herd Health & Management Specialist
Dr. Lynch has been a practicing veterinarian for over 20 years. He worked first in private practice serving dairy farmers in the Northeast. He later was a technical consultant with Zoetis for 8 years. He joined the ProDairy staff in 2016.

  • Jerry Bertoldo, DVM, Cornell Cooperative Extension, Dairy Management Specialist.
Dr. Bertoldo is a practicing veterinarians for over 30 years. He has served NY and NE dairy farmers in several capacities in private practice, industry and the last 10 years as a Cornell Specialist.

  • Lindsay Ferlito, MS, Cornell Cooperative Extension, Dairy Management Specialist
Lindsay received her BS in Animal Biology at the University of British Columbia (UBC). She then worked as an intern at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and as a research assistant at the UBC Dairy Education and Research Centre in Agassiz, BC. Lindsay completed her MS in Animal Science from the University of British Columbia Animal Welfare Program. Her research focused on dairy cattle welfare and feeding behavior.

  • Kimberely Morrill, PhD, Cornell Cooperative Extension, Dairy Management Specialist
Dr. Kimberley Morrill is the regional dairy specialist for Northern New York. She focuses on calf and heifer management, record management, on-farm outreach programs and helping dairies improve their capacity to manage risks associated with climate change. Dr. Morrill earned her B.A. in dairy management and M.S. in animal nutrition, both from the University of New Hampshire. She earned her Ph.D. in animal physiology from Iowa State University.

  • Betsy Hicks, MS, SCNY Dairy & Field Crops Team, Dairy Specialist Cornell Cooperative Extension
Betsy Hicks is a native of western New York and was raised on her family's livestock and apple farm. While obtaining her BS in Animal Science at SUNY Cobleskill, she worked on several commercial dairies as herdsperson, gaining firsthand experience of the challenges that producers face. She completed her Master's Degree in Nutrition at the University of Illinois. For the last five years, she has provided nutritional consulting to a variety of dairy farms in Cortland, Madison and Chenango counties.


Herd Manager Training Flyer (PDF; 384KB)


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Upcoming Events

Mortality Disposal: Looking for Solutions Roundtable Event

September 28, 2018
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Warsaw, NY

Please join Cornell Waste Management Institute (CWMI), Cornell Cooperative Extension, NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets (NYSDAM) and NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) for a round-table to discuss composting and burial rules and guidance, as well as problems and solutions that will encourage new and existing facilities to compost mortalities, explore incineration, digestion and any other disposal ideas that protect human, livestock and environmental health.

September 28, 2018 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Wyoming County Ag and Business Center, 36 Center Street, Suite B, Warsaw, NY 14569. The meeting will be held in Learning Center Room #1.
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Calving and Neonatal Calf Care Training

October 26 - November 9, 2018
Two-day program, held two weeks apart: Oct 26th and Nov 9th, each meet at 9:30 a.m - 3:00 p.m.

Cornell Cooperative Extension and Cornell CALS PRO-DAIRY are holding a two-day Calving and Neonatal Calf Care Training at several locations in October and November.  
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2018 Feed Dealer Seminar

December 14, 2018
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. with lunch provided
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.
More info to come regarding the 2018 Seminar...check back soon!

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Announcements

Harvest Strategies and Forage Quality Monitoring for Corn Silage

A great deal of time is spent on the basics of an optimum corn silage harvest. This time is justified as these steps are critical to a successful harvest, where the decisions made during a very short time period impact the farm's production performance and economics for the upcoming year. These important decisions include harvesting at the proper dry matter, adequate kernel processing, proper length of cut, and proper packing and covering of bunk silos.  The following will cover additional considerations for understanding and managing the forage quality of the crop.  For more information, please visit: https://prodairy.cals.cornell.edu/sites/prodairy.cals.cornell.edu/files/shared/documents/Corn%20Silage%20Harvest.pdf

Webinar: Composting - Animal Mortality - Wed., September 26, 2018 2:00 pm EST

This webinar will provide viewers with an understanding of the principles of successful composting of animal mortality in routine and emergency situations. Mortality composting is a known strategy of the agricultural waste management system. The principles of proper mortality composting will be discussed. Discussions will also include the composting process, trouble shooting techniques, what is considered compost, how properly composting animal mortality impacts bio-security.
Please visit:  http://conservationwebinars.net/


Latest Dairy Market Watch

An educational newsletter to keep producers informed of changing market factors affecting the dairy industry. Dairy Market Watch - July 2018

New Guidance for Mortality Disposal Issued

NYS Department of Ag and Markets has posted guidelines on disposal of livestock carcasses, in response to reports that some rendering companies have halted pickups from farms.

https://nwnyteam.cce.cornell.edu/submission.php?id=761&crumb=dairy|1

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