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Margaret Quaassdorff

Margaret Quaassdorff

Dairy Management Specialist

CCE Genesee County
420 East Main Street
Batavia, NY 14020

cell 585-405-2567

Areas of Interest
Dairy Production and Nutrition Management, Precision Dairy, Value-Added Dairy, Beef x Dairy

Margaret has both practical experience and technical knowledge as a dairy herd manager, in research, and in industry. She began her career as a Herd Management Intern at the Miner Institute and in 2015, Margaret earned her MS in Dairy Science and Ruminant Nutrition from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She worked as a dairy nutritionist and management consultant for several years before managing a robotic teaching dairy in Iowa. She has served as a Dairy Management Specialist for the Cornell Cooperative Extension Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock and Field Crops Team since 2018, and her teaching and on-farm research efforts center around cow and calf health management and nutrition with a focus on dairy technology. She also has a passion for cow behavior, value-added dairy enterprises including beef x dairy, and agritourism.

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Upcoming Events

Hands-On Calving Training - Wyoming County

June 13, 2024
Warsaw, NY

To assist or not to assist? That is (one of) the questions dairy farm personnel have while working in the maternity area on a farm.

This workshop will teach best calving management practices to minimize stillbirth rates and improve calf and cow health during and directly after the calving process.

Parasite Management of Sheep & Goats

June 15, 2024 : Parasite Management of Sheep & Goats
Albion, NY

Learn about internal parasites of sheep and goats. Participation in the day will earn FAMACHA© certification. 

Technology for Small Dairy - Pasture Walk

June 18, 2024
Rock Stream, NY

Come learn about the activity monitoring system the farm is using to assist with heat detection and herd health.


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