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Dung Beetles in Pastures

June 15, 2020

Dung beetles are important insects for pasture ecology and soil health. They move manure into the soil, thus increasing organic matter, improving soil structure, increasing water infiltration and providing essential nutrients for grass growth. As the majority of cow/calf and stocker operations are pasture based, and with the increased interest in finishing beef on grass, and grass-based dairies, there has been renewed interest surrounding the importance of dung beetles in pasture ecology.

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Dung Beetles in Pastures Fact Sheet (pdf; 770KB)


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Upcoming Events

Forage Congress 2024

February 28, 2024
Canandaigua, NY

Registration and Sponsorship NOW OPEN!

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Value-Added Dairy Processing Tour

March 13 - March 14, 2024

Farmers from Western NY, register now for our March 2024 Value-Added Dairy Processing Tour! We'll be traveling overnight and visiting 6+ locations to learn more about on-farm dairy processing and value-added products.

Please contact Margaret Quaassdorff at maq27@cornell.edu or 585-405-2567 with any questions or concerns.


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Hands-on Dairy Animal Care Training- Albion, NY

March 18, 2024 : Hands-on Dairy Animal Care Training- Albion, NY
Albion, NY

CCE Regional Dairy Specialists and PRO-Dairy have teamed together to bring interactive, hands-on workshops focusing on the five trainings required annually by FARM 4.0.  These topics include: calf care, stockmanship, euthanasia, fitness for transport and non-ambulatory cattle management.  We will also provide an update on FARM 5.0 requirements, which become active July 1, 2024.


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