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Many dairy farms across the state rely on their Hispanic employees to carry out some of the most important day-to-day duties on the farm: milking cows, caring for calves and assisting with calvings to name a few. On this page you will find English/Spanish resources to assist in training employees for various jobs on the farm as well as resources to help you better manage your employees.    




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Dairy Culture Coach December 2018

Libby Eiholzer, Bilingual Dairy
Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops

Last Modified: December 21, 2018
Dairy Culture Coach December 2018

The latest issue of the Dairy Culture Coach includes the following topics: 

  • Learning Spanish for Dairy Farmers
  • Cornell Pro-Dairy Learning Opportunities in 2019
  • Becker Forum
  • Labor Road Show II
  • Minimum Wage Annual Adjustment 

Dairy Culture Coach September 2018

Libby Eiholzer, Bilingual Dairy
Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops

Last Modified: September 21, 2018
Dairy Culture Coach September 2018

The latest issue of the Dairy Culture Coach is now available.  Read on to learn more about: 

  • Dairy Training Resources Guide
  • Fresh Cow Evaluation
  • Evaluación de las Vacas Frescas
  • Employee Wage Survey
  • Webinar on Worker Housing Concerns
  • Ag Workforce Journal




Dairy Training Resources

Libby Eiholzer, Bilingual Dairy
Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops

Last Modified: July 11, 2018

This document will guide you to many of the resources available for training dairy farm employees.  Topics include:

  • Safety
  • Animal Handling
  • Calf Care
  • Milk Quality
  • Calving Assitance
  • Reproduction
  • Herd Health
  • Lameness/Hoof Trimming
  • Forages/Feeding
  • Creating Human Resource Management Documents
  • Employee Housing
  • Learning Spanish/English

Dairy Culture Coach June 2018

Libby Eiholzer, Bilingual Dairy
Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops

Last Modified: June 7, 2018
Dairy Culture Coach June 2018

The latest issue of the Dairy Culture Coach is now available.  Read on to learn more about:

  • Understanding the Current Dairy Economy
  • Cómo Entender la Situación Económica Actual de Granjas Lecheras
  • Vocabulary: Feelings
  • Time to Check Your W-4's
  • Wednesday Webinars in Spanish
  • Seminarios Web en Español
  • The Most Costly Journey

Physical Examination of Cattle (Spanish)

Libby Eiholzer, Bilingual Dairy
Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops

Last Modified: April 2, 2018
Physical Examination of Cattle (Spanish)

A step-by-step guide to conducting physical examinations on dairy cows. It guides you through examining the cow from the front, rear, left and right sides, while pointing out signs of common ailments.

Una guía para hacer el examen físico a las vacas lecheras. Le guía por los pasos de hacer el examen en la vaca desde en frente, atrás, y los dos lados mientras le explica los seños de enfermedades comunes.



The Dairy Culture Coach March 2018

Libby Eiholzer, Bilingual Dairy
Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops

Last Modified: April 2, 2018
The Dairy Culture Coach March 2018

The latest issue of the Dairy Culture Coach is now available and includes the following articles:
 
• Tools to Learn Spanish
• Cooling Vocabulary
• How to Identify the "Off" Animal
• Identifique el Animal Anormal
• Wednesday Webinars in Spanish
• Seminarios Web en Español

The Dairy Culture Coach December 2017

Libby Eiholzer, Bilingual Dairy
Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops

Last Modified: December 20, 2017
The Dairy Culture Coach December 2017

The latest issue of the Dairy Culture Coach is now available and includes the following articles:

- The Importance of Timing in a Milking Routine
- La Importancia del Ritmo de una Rutina de Ordeña
- Becker Forum
- I-9 Webinars
- Nacimientos

The Dairy Culture Coach September 2017

Libby Eiholzer, Bilingual Dairy
Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops

Last Modified: September 1, 2017
The Dairy Culture Coach September 2017

The latest issue of the Dairy Culture Coach is now available.  In this issue you will find the following articles:
 
- Reporting Work-Related Accidents, Illnesses & Diseases
- Heating Vocabulary
- Family Relations Vocabulary
- Heating Systems - Los Sistemas de Calificación
- New Form I-9

The Dairy Culture Coach June 2017

Libby Eiholzer, Bilingual Dairy
Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops

Last Modified: June 7, 2017
The Dairy Culture Coach June 2017

The latest issue of the Dairy Culture Coach is now available. In this issue you will find the following articles:

- Focus Group Report Executive Summary
- June Dairy Month- Dairy in Guatemala
- Washing Milk Containers
- Lavando los Contenedores de Leche
- Refrigeration
- Refrigeración

Workforce Issues and the New York Dairy Industry

Libby Eiholzer, Bilingual Dairy
Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops

Last Modified: June 5, 2017
Workforce Issues and the New York Dairy Industry

The report "Workforce Issues and the New York Dairy Industry" is now available at https://dyson.cornell.edu/outreach/extension-bulletins/documents/Cornell-Dyson-eb1703.pdf.  

The Dairy Culture Coach March 2017

Libby Eiholzer, Bilingual Dairy
Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops

Last Modified: March 28, 2017
The Dairy Culture Coach March 2017

The latest issue of the Dairy Culture Coach is now available. In this issue you will find the following articles:

- What, Why, How?
-Respirator Fit Testing
-Wednesday Webinars in Spanish
-Seminarios Web en Español
-El Son Jarocho

Integrated Pest Management Guide for Organic Dairies- Spanish & English

Libby Eiholzer, Bilingual Dairy
Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops

Last Modified: February 9, 2017
Integrated Pest Management Guide for Organic Dairies- Spanish & English

The Integrated Pest Management Guide for Organic Dairies is now available in English and Spanish from the New York State Integrated Pest Management Program. El Guía del Manejo Integrado de Plagas (MIP) Para los Ranchos Orgánicos ya es disponible en inglés y español del Programa de Manejo Integrado de Plagas del Estado de Nueva York. 

English- http://hdl.handle.net/1813/42899
Español- http://hdl.handle.net/1813/46203

Farm Worker Housing Quiz

Libby Eiholzer, Bilingual Dairy
Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops

Last Modified: January 24, 2017

Use this quiz to help you evaluate your worker housing.

Sample Cleaning Schedule in English & Spanish

Libby Eiholzer, Bilingual Dairy
Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops

Last Modified: January 13, 2017

A sample cleaning schedule for worker housing.

Sample House Rules in English

Libby Eiholzer, Bilingual Dairy
Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops

Last Modified: January 13, 2017

A sample document to encourage housing cleanliness and maintenance.  

Sample House Rules in Spanish

Libby Eiholzer, Bilingual Dairy
Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops

Last Modified: January 13, 2017

A sample document to encourage housing cleanliness and maintenance.  

Sample Housing Agreement in English

Libby Eiholzer, Bilingual Dairy
Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops

Last Modified: January 13, 2017

A template for writing a housing agreement.  It includes a list of things that farm owners commonly find that they need to address with employees living in farm housing. Create your own housing agreement by using the sections that apply to your farm and omitting those that don't apply. DISCLAIMER: This material is intended for general information purposes only and does not constitute legal advice. Specific questions should be addressed to legal counsel.

Sample Housing Agreement in Spanish

Libby Eiholzer, Bilingual Dairy
Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops

Last Modified: January 13, 2017

A template for writing a housing agreement.  

Survey of Hispanic Dairy Workers in New York State 2016

Libby Eiholzer, Bilingual Dairy
Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops

Last Modified: January 13, 2017
Survey of Hispanic Dairy Workers in New York State 2016

The Dairy Culture Coach December 2016

Libby Eiholzer, Bilingual Dairy
Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops

Last Modified: December 5, 2016
The Dairy Culture Coach December 2016

The latest issue of the Dairy Culture Coach is now available.  Included in this issue are the following articles: 
-Farm Worker Survey Summary
-New Farmworker Handbook
-Nuevo Manual Para Trabajadores Agrícolas
-GCC Spanish Classes
-Spanish Webinars
-Seminarios Web
-New Form I-9

The Dairy Culture Coach September 2016

Libby Eiholzer, Bilingual Dairy
Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops

Last Modified: September 2, 2016
The Dairy Culture Coach September 2016

The latest issue of the Dairy Culture Coach is now available. Included in this issue are the following articles: 

- Getting More Involved in Agriculture
- House Cleaning Vocabulary
- Help Calves Beat the Cold / Ayudar a las Becerras a Combatir el Frío
- Farm Worker Housing Quiz
- Encouraging Proper Housing Maintenance
- A Different Dialogue!



The Dairy Culture Coach June 2016

Libby Eiholzer, Bilingual Dairy
Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops

Last Modified: June 10, 2016
The Dairy Culture Coach June 2016

The latest issue of The Dairy Culture Coach is now available. Included in this month's issue, you will find the following articles: 
  • Helping Employees Combat the Heat 
  • Lameness in Dairy Cows/ La Cojera en las Vacas Lecheras
  • Lameness Scoring/ Calificación de la Cojera 
  • Cinco de Mayo - What's the Real Significance?
  • The Flight Zone/ La Zona de Vuelo
  • Introducing Brooke Ryan 
If you're interested in receiving the latest issues of The Dairy Culture Coach straight to your inbox, send an email to geg24@cornell.edu.  

The Dairy Culture Coach March 2016

Libby Eiholzer, Bilingual Dairy
Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops

Last Modified: March 28, 2016

The latest issue of The Dairy Culture Coach is now available. Included in this month's issue, you will find the following articles: 
  • Employees Want to Learn!
  • Hoof Health Solutions Course
  • Calculating Dry Matter
  • Calcular la Materia Seca
  • Why So Many Last Names?

The Dairy Culture Coach December 2015

Libby Eiholzer, Bilingual Dairy
Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops

Last Modified: December 10, 2015

The latest issue of The Dairy Culture Coach is now available. Included in this month's issue, you will find the following articles: 
  • Communicate Goals to Motivate Employees
  • Winter Vocabulary
  • Why Push Up Feed?
  • ¿Para Qué Empujar la Comida?
  • Poinsettias, la Flor de Noche Buena

The Dairy Culture Coach September 2015

Libby Eiholzer, Bilingual Dairy
Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops

Last Modified: September 21, 2015

As you'll notice, El Sostento has a new name! The Dairy Culture Coach will continue to bring you the same great information and advice to help you better understand and manage your Hispanic workforce. This month's issue includes:

So You Want to Learn Spanish...
Bunker Silo Safety Reminders
Consejos de Prudencia con los Silos Horizontales
The What, Why and How of Recycling
El Qué, Por Qué y Cómo de Reciclar
School Systems in Central America
Language Vocabulary

El Sostento Newsletter June 2015

Libby Eiholzer, Bilingual Dairy
Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops

Last Modified: June 12, 2015

The June 2015 issue of El Sostento includes:
  • What Language are my Employees Speaking?
  • Span/Eng Family Vocabulary
  • Proper Use of Crowd Gates
  • El Uso Apropiado de las Puertas de Arreo
  • What is a Consulate? 
  • Summer Schedule for Mexican & Guatemalan Mobile Consulates
  • Where did Chips and Salsa Come From?

El Sostento Newsletter December 2014

Libby Eiholzer, Bilingual Dairy
Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops

Last Modified: March 19, 2015

El Sostento December 2014: 

  • Immigration Reform- What Might the Recent Announcement Mean for Your Farm?
  • Adjectives to Describe Cow Condition
  • Immigrant America
  • Winter Weather
  • El Tiempo de Invierno
  • Christmas Tamales

El Sostento Newsletter March 2015

Libby Eiholzer, Bilingual Dairy
Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops

Last Modified: March 19, 2015

El Sostento March 2015: 
  • Avoid Housing Issues
  • What's in a Ration? (Span/Eng vocabulary)
  • Worth a Listen
  • Calving Assistance (Spanish/English)
  • La Virgen de Guadalupe- Who is She?
  • Pest Management DVD
  • Bed Bug Fact Sheet
  • Datos Sobre las Chinhces

Animal Care in Summer Weather

Libby Eiholzer, Bilingual Dairy
Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops

Last Modified: September 15, 2014
Animal Care in Summer Weather

Article from Ag Focus Newsletter: July 2014

El Sostento Newsletter September 2014

Libby Eiholzer, Bilingual Dairy
Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops

Last Modified: September 15, 2014

El Sostento 2014

- How to Pick the Right Person for a Promotion
- Fall Vocabulary
- What's in a Tortilla?
- Overmilking
- La Sobre Orde?a
- All Saint's Day

What's in an Udder?

Libby Eiholzer, Bilingual Dairy
Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops

Last Modified: September 15, 2014
What's in an Udder?

Article from Ag Focus Newsletter: August 2014

Books to Read in the New Year

Libby Eiholzer, Bilingual Dairy
Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops

Last Modified: June 6, 2014

Article from Ag Focus Newsletter: January 2014

Communicate With Your People, Not Just Your Cows

Libby Eiholzer, Bilingual Dairy
Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops

Last Modified: June 6, 2014

Article from Ag Focus Newsletter: June 2013

Communicating for Safety

Libby Eiholzer, Bilingual Dairy
Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops

Last Modified: June 6, 2014

Article From Ag Focus Newsletter: July 2013

El Sostento June 2014

Libby Eiholzer, Bilingual Dairy
Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops

Last Modified: June 6, 2014

El Sostento June 2014:
  • Employee Evaluations: Worth Your Time
  • Crop Vocabulary
  • Summer 2014 Mobile Consulates
  • Heat Stress
  • Estr?s Cal?rico
  • Mother's Day and Father's Day

El Sostento March 2014

Libby Eiholzer, Bilingual Dairy
Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops

Last Modified: June 6, 2014

El Sostento March 2014
  • Together, Growing Lasting Solutions for Hunger
  • Four (Informal) Greetings
  • Highlights from the 2014 Becker Forum
  • Farm Safety for Employees
  • Seguridad en la Finca para los Empleados
  • So What is Cinco de Mayo All About?

El Sostento Newsletter December 2013

Libby Eiholzer, Bilingual Dairy
Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops

Last Modified: June 6, 2014

El Sostento Newsletter December 2013:
  • Power Distance & Employee Relations
  • Spanish/English Christmas Vocabulary
  • The Becker Forum
  • Colostrum Basics
  • Los Fundamentos del Calostro
  • Fruit Punch Recipe

El Sostento Newsletter June 2013

Libby Eiholzer, Bilingual Dairy
Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops

Last Modified: June 6, 2014

First issue of El Sostento Newsletter: June 2013.
  • How do You Value Employee Benefits?
  • Beware the Online Translator
  • What is a Consulate?
  • Creating a Positive Workplace
  • Mexican Climate

El Sostento Newsletter September 2013

Libby Eiholzer, Bilingual Dairy
Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops

Last Modified: June 6, 2014

El Sostento Newsletter September 2013:
  • Prepare Employees for Winter Weather
  • Free Spanish Resources for the Milking Parlor
  • Spanglish Dairy Words
  • Mastitis Basics
  • Los Fundamentos de la Mastitis
  • Independence Day

NEW OSHA LEP Resources

Libby Eiholzer, Bilingual Dairy
Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops

Last Modified: June 6, 2014

Article from Ag Focus Newsletter: February 2014

OSHA Inspections: The Dairy Dozen

Libby Eiholzer, Bilingual Dairy
Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops

Last Modified: June 6, 2014

Article from Ag Focus Newsletter: November 2013

What to Expect from OSHA Inspections

Libby Eiholzer, Bilingual Dairy
Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops

Last Modified: June 6, 2014

Article from Ag Focus Newsletter: October 2013

Employers Must Provide Health Exchange Notice by October 1, 2013

Last Modified: September 19, 2013

From the Emerling Agency, Williamsville, NY with edits by Joan Sinclair Petzen.

Employers have until October 1, 2013 to provide employees with the Health Exchange Notice required by the Affordable Care Act.. The simplest way to satisfy this obligation is to choose the appropriate model and distribute a paper copy of it by hand or by mail.

Referral Tool for H-2A Employers

Joan Sinclair Petzen, Farm Business Management
Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops

Last Modified: July 19, 2013

H-2A Employers can use a new tool from New York State Department of Labor's Agriculture Program to meet their recruitment reporting requirements to the U.S. Department of Labor's Chicago Reporting Center.

Dehorn Calves with Paste in English and Spanish

Jerry Bertoldo, Dairy
Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops

Last Modified: July 9, 2013

Dehorn Calves with Paste presentation in English & Spanish

Cow Behavior in English

Libby Eiholzer, Bilingual Dairy
Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops

Last Modified: July 1, 2013

Cow Behavior in English from the Babcock Institute.

Cow Behavior in Spanish

Libby Eiholzer, Bilingual Dairy
Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops

Last Modified: July 1, 2013

Cow Behavior in Spanish from the Babcock Institute.

Heat Detection and AI in English

Libby Eiholzer, Bilingual Dairy
Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops

Last Modified: July 1, 2013

Heat Detection and AI in English from the Babcock Institute.

Heat Detection and AI in Spanish

Libby Eiholzer, Bilingual Dairy
Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops

Last Modified: July 1, 2013

Heat Detection and AI in Spanish from the Babcock Institute.

Reproductive Function in English

Libby Eiholzer, Bilingual Dairy
Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops

Last Modified: July 1, 2013

Reproductive Function in English from the Babcock Institute.

Reproductive Function in Spanish

Libby Eiholzer, Bilingual Dairy
Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops

Last Modified: July 1, 2013

Reproductive Function in Spanish from the Babcock Institute.

Dr. Temple Grandin's Animal Welfare in Spanish

Libby Eiholzer, Bilingual Dairy
Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops

Last Modified: June 27, 2013

Dr. Grandin has done extensive work with animal welfare. Here are some of her resources in Spanish.

*NEW* e-Newsletter for Employers of Hispanic Dairy workers

Libby Eiholzer, Bilingual Dairy
Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops

Last Modified: June 14, 2013

Article from Ag Focus Newsletter: May 2013

And You Thought Two Languages Were Confusing!

Libby Eiholzer, Bilingual Dairy
Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops

Last Modified: June 14, 2013

Article from Ag Focus Newsletter: May 2012

Communication is Key

Libby Eiholzer, Bilingual Dairy
Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops

Last Modified: June 14, 2013

Article from Ag Focus Newsletter: December 2012

Cultural Dynamics

Libby Eiholzer, Bilingual Dairy
Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops

Last Modified: June 14, 2013

Article from Ag Focus Newsletter: November 2008

Human Resource Practices that make a Difference with Hispanic Employees

Libby Eiholzer, Bilingual Dairy
Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops

Last Modified: June 14, 2013

Human Resources Practices presentation

Learning From Hispanic Employees

Libby Eiholzer, Bilingual Dairy
Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops

Last Modified: June 14, 2013

Learning From Hispanic Employees presentation

Make Some Time for Employee Management

Libby Eiholzer, Bilingual Dairy
Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops

Last Modified: June 14, 2013

Article from Ag Focus Newsletter: November 2008

Queso in Guatemala

Libby Eiholzer, Bilingual Dairy
Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops

Last Modified: June 14, 2013
Queso in Guatemala

Article from Ag Focus Newsletter: November 2012

Set Up New Employees for Success

Libby Eiholzer, Bilingual Dairy
Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops

Last Modified: June 14, 2013

Article from Ag Focus Newsletter: February 2013

Standard Operating Procedures - Make Consistency a Priority

Libby Eiholzer, Bilingual Dairy
Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops

Last Modified: June 14, 2013

Article from Ag Focus Newsletter: April 2013

Upgrading Skills

Libby Eiholzer, Bilingual Dairy
Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops

Last Modified: June 14, 2013

Article from Ag Focus Newsletter: June 2008

What To Do When "Yes" Means "No"

Libby Eiholzer, Bilingual Dairy
Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops

Last Modified: June 14, 2013

Article from Ag Focus Newsletter: July 2012

Retained Placenta - Spanish

Libby Eiholzer, Bilingual Dairy
Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops

Last Modified: June 13, 2013

Retained Placenta in Spanish

Right Side Exam - English

Libby Eiholzer, Bilingual Dairy
Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops

Last Modified: June 13, 2013

Right Side Exam in English

Right Side Exam - Spanish

Libby Eiholzer, Bilingual Dairy
Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops

Last Modified: June 13, 2013

Right Side Exam in Spanish

7 Phrases to Ease Communication During Calvings

Libby Eiholzer, Bilingual Dairy
Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops

Last Modified: June 10, 2013
7 Phrases to Ease Communication During Calvings

Article from Ag Focus Newsletter: June 2012

Birthing Timeline - English

Libby Eiholzer, Bilingual Dairy
Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops

Last Modified: June 10, 2013

Birthing Timeline in English

Birthing Timeline - Spanish

Libby Eiholzer, Bilingual Dairy
Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops

Last Modified: June 10, 2013

Birthing Timeline in Spanish

Bovine Left Side View in Spanish

Libby Eiholzer, Bilingual Dairy
Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops

Last Modified: June 10, 2013

Bovine Left Side View in Spanish

Bovine Right Side View in Spanish

Libby Eiholzer, Bilingual Dairy
Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops

Last Modified: June 10, 2013

Bovine Right Side View in Spanish

Calf Care for Variable Months

Libby Eiholzer, Bilingual Dairy
Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops

Last Modified: June 10, 2013
Calf Care for Variable Months

Article from Ag Focus Newsletter: October 2012

Calf Health Scoring Chart - English

Libby Eiholzer, Bilingual Dairy
Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops

Last Modified: June 10, 2013

Calf Health Scoring Chart - English

Calf Health Scoring Chart - Spanish

Libby Eiholzer, Bilingual Dairy
Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops

Last Modified: June 10, 2013

Calf Health Scoring Chart - Spanish

Calf Internal Organs, Left Side - Spanish

Libby Eiholzer, Bilingual Dairy
Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops

Last Modified: June 10, 2013

Calf Internal Organs, Left Side - Spanish

Calf Internal Organs, Right Side - Spanish

Libby Eiholzer, Bilingual Dairy
Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops

Last Modified: June 10, 2013

Calf Internal Organs, Right Side - Spanish

Calving Assistance - Spanish

Libby Eiholzer, Bilingual Dairy
Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops

Last Modified: June 10, 2013

Calving Assistance presentation in Spanish

Calving Progress Sheet

Libby Eiholzer, Bilingual Dairy
Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops

Last Modified: June 10, 2013

Calving Progress sheet in English & Spanish

Care of Newborn Calves - Spanish

Libby Eiholzer, Bilingual Dairy
Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops

Last Modified: June 10, 2013

Care of Newborn Calves presentation in Spanish

Colostrum Checklist - Spanish

Libby Eiholzer, Bilingual Dairy
Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops

Last Modified: June 10, 2013

Colostrum Checklist in Spanish

Colostrum Management - Spanish

Libby Eiholzer, Bilingual Dairy
Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops

Last Modified: June 10, 2013

Colostrum Management presentation in Spanish

Colostrum: Quantity, Quality and Timeliness

Libby Eiholzer, Bilingual Dairy
Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops

Last Modified: June 10, 2013

Article from Ag Focus Newsletter: August 2012

D.A. in Spanish

Libby Eiholzer, Bilingual Dairy
Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops

Last Modified: June 10, 2013

D.A. in Spanish

Dorsal View in Spanish

Libby Eiholzer, Bilingual Dairy
Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops

Last Modified: June 10, 2013

Dorsal View in Spanish

Fresh Cow Decision Tree in English

Libby Eiholzer, Bilingual Dairy
Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops

Last Modified: June 10, 2013

Fresh Cow Decision Tree in English

Fresh Cow Decision Tree in Spanish

Libby Eiholzer, Bilingual Dairy
Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops

Last Modified: June 10, 2013

Fresh Cow Decision Tree in Spanish

Fresh Cow Health in Spanish

Libby Eiholzer, Bilingual Dairy
Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops

Last Modified: June 10, 2013

Fresh Cow Health in Spanish

Head Exam in Spanish

Libby Eiholzer, Bilingual Dairy
Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops

Last Modified: June 10, 2013

Head Exam in Spanish

Identifying the Off Animal in English

Libby Eiholzer, Bilingual Dairy
Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops

Last Modified: June 10, 2013

Identifying the Off Animal in English

Identifying the Off Animal in Spanish

Libby Eiholzer, Bilingual Dairy
Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops

Last Modified: June 10, 2013

Identifying the Off Animal in Spanish

Left Side Exam in English

Libby Eiholzer, Bilingual Dairy
Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops

Last Modified: June 10, 2013

Left Side Exam in English

Left Side Exam in Spanish

Libby Eiholzer, Bilingual Dairy
Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops

Last Modified: June 10, 2013

Left Side Exam in Spanish

Metritis in Spanish

Libby Eiholzer, Bilingual Dairy
Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops

Last Modified: June 10, 2013

Metritis in Spanish

Milk Fever in Spanish

Libby Eiholzer, Bilingual Dairy
Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops

Last Modified: June 10, 2013

Milk Fever in Spanish

Rear Exam in English

Libby Eiholzer, Bilingual Dairy
Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops

Last Modified: June 10, 2013

Rear Exam in English

Rear Exam in Spanish

Libby Eiholzer, Bilingual Dairy
Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops

Last Modified: June 10, 2013

Rear Exam in Spanish

Udder Dissection Pictures - English

Libby Eiholzer, Bilingual Dairy
Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops

Last Modified: June 10, 2013

Udder Dissection Pictures in English

Heat Detection Presentation in Spanish

Libby Eiholzer, Bilingual Dairy
Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops

Last Modified: June 7, 2013

Heat Detection Presentation in Spanish

Milker Training - Ordeñar: ¿Por qué lo hacemos así?

Libby Eiholzer, Bilingual Dairy
Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops

Last Modified: June 7, 2013

Milker Training PowerPoint presentation in Spanish

Udder Dissection Pictures- Spanish

Libby Eiholzer, Bilingual Dairy
Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops

Last Modified: June 7, 2013

Udder Dissection Pictures in Spanish

Animal Welfare: What is it?

Libby Eiholzer, Bilingual Dairy
Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops

Last Modified: June 5, 2013

Animal Welfare presentation in English and Spanish

Clean Milk Benefits People and Calves

Libby Eiholzer, Bilingual Dairy
Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops

Last Modified: June 5, 2013

Article from Ag Focus Newsletter: March 2013

Deferred Action Overview

Libby Eiholzer, Bilingual Dairy
Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops

Last Modified: June 5, 2013

Article from Ag Focus Newsletter: September 2012

Who Will Be Milking Your Cows in 2012?

Libby Eiholzer, Bilingual Dairy
Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops

Last Modified: June 5, 2013

Article from Ag Focus Newsletter: April 2012

Heat Detection

Libby Eiholzer, Bilingual Dairy
Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops

Last Modified: January 2, 2013

Article from Ag Focus Newsletter: January 2013



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Upcoming Events

Wyoming County Farmland Protection Informational Seminars

March 12 - March 30, 2019
Two Dates/Times: Thursday, Mar 21st, 7-9 p.m. & Saturday, March 30th, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Warsaw, NY

Wyoming County Agriculture and Farmland Protection Board (WCAFPB) will accept pre-applications from farmland owners for the next round of New York State purchase of development rights (PDR) grants through May 3, 2019 at 3:00 pm. All owners of farms interested in applying must attend an informational seminar. Landowners can attend on either Thursday, March 21, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm or Saturday, March 30, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm.At the seminars, Genesee Valley Conservancy (GVC) Farmland Protection Specialist David Bojanowski will discuss PDR, Conservation Easements, New York State PDR Grant Program, an example PDR Project and landowner considerations when considering farmland protection. Cornell Cooperative Extension's (CCE) Joan Sinclair Petzen will share information about the Wyoming County Context for Farmland Protection and Wyoming County's Farmland Protection Pre-Application Process.  
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Internal Parasites in Sheep & Goats IPM/FAMACHA Workshop, Pre-Register by 3/28

March 30, 2019
9:45 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Naples, NY

Internal parasites are one of the biggest health problems affecting goats and sheep in the Northeast. Dewormer resistance is becoming commonplace. As a result, producers need to know how best to manage parasites. In this workshop, producers will learn the basics of parasite control as well as how to develop integrated parasite management programs for their farms. We will also provide hands-on training on how to use the FAMACHA Anemia Card (good only for the barber pole worm) as part of a 5-point check to determine which animals in your herd or flock most likely need deworming. This workshop will also include hands-on training on doing fecal egg counts. You are welcome to bring a refrigerated fecal sample of 8 to 10 fecal pellets from one sheep or goat at your farm to the workshop.
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2019 Worker Protection Standard Training & DEC Special Permit Training (Wayne County)

April 9, 2019
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM English Session / 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Spanish Session
Newark, NY

Just like last year, Special Permits (SP) will only be issued for 11 specific pesticide labels and SP trainees will have to pass a test. This will relieve the certified pesticide applicator from "on-site within voice contact" supervision of non-certified pesticide applicators when they are handling federally-restricted-use pesticides for which they hold a Special Permit. The labels that will be covered include Lorsban Advanced, Endigo ZC, Warrior II with Zeon Technology, Agri-Mek SC, Beseige, Gramoxone SL 2.0, Leverage 360, Danitol 2.4EC, Mustang Maxx, Asana XL, and Lannate LV.

New York DEC notes that the Special Permit process is intended for farm workers with English language skills that are not adequate to pass the DEC private applicators exam. All others are encouraged to apply for their private applicator's license via taking the certification exam.

Certified Supervisors are required to attend the first 30 minutes of training. 

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Announcements

Producers Previously Enrolled in the LGM Program Now Eligible for MPP

Dairy Producers Previously Enrolled in the Livestock Gross Margin Program Now Eligible for 2018 Margin Protection Program
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced that dairy producers who elected to participate in the Livestock Gross Margin for Dairy Cattle Program (LGM-Dairy) now have the opportunity to participate in the Margin Protection Program for Dairy (MPP-Dairy) for 2018 coverage. Sign-up will take place March 25 through May 10, 2019.
Eligible producers can enroll during the sign-up period at their local USDA service center. To locate your office, visit farmers.gov.


Smart Farming Team Technical Assistance Grant Application

The Labor Ready Farmer Project is offering grants to provide up to 12 hours of Technical Assistance (TA) consulting services to farms who want to make improvements to their farm's processes in hiring, training, managing or evaluating employees. Applicants will choose from one of the following four areas for TA assistance and identify a specific project. If selected they will be matched with a "Smart Farming Team" of consultants who will provide one on one technical assistance.
  • HIRING EMPLOYEES 101 - GETTING OFF TO A GOOD START
  • ONBOARDING & TRAINING EMPLOYEES QUICKLY AND EFFECTIVELY
  • FINE-TUNING & IMPROVING THE WORKING ENVIRONMENT
  • H2-A READINESS
Please complete this application and send to Nicole Waters, Beginning Farm Project Coordinator for the Cornell Small Farms Program. The form can be submitted by email, mail or in-person at the address listed below. Please feel free to call or email with any questions.

Nicole Waters - Beginning Farmer Project Coordinator
Plant Science Building, Room 15b
Tower Road, Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853
Phone: 607-255-9911
Email: nw42@cornell.edu

Applications accepted on a rolling basis.



USDA Announces January Income over Feed Cost Margin Triggers First 2019 Dairy Sa

WASHINGTON, March 6, 2019 ? The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Farm Service Agency (FSA) announced this week that the January 2019 income over feed cost margin was $7.99 per hundredweight, triggering the first payment for eligible dairy producers who purchase the appropriate level of coverage under the new but yet-to-be established Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program.

DMC, which replaces the Margin Protection Program for Dairy, is a voluntary risk management program for dairy producers that was authorized by the 2018 Farm Bill. DMC offers protection to dairy producers when the difference between the all milk price and the average feed cost (the margin) falls below a certain dollar amount selected by the producer.

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced last week that sign up for 
DMC will open by mid-June of this year. At the time of sign up, producers who elect a DMC coverage level between $8.00 and $9.50 would be eligible for a payment for January 2019.

For example, a dairy operation with an established production history of 3 million pounds (30,000 cwt.) that elects the $9.50 coverage level for 50 percent of its production could potentially be eligible to receive $1,887.50 for January.

Sample calculation:
$9.50 - $7.99 margin = $1.51 difference
$1.51 times 50 percent of production times 2,500 cwt. (30,000 cwt./12) = $1,887.50

The calculated annual premium for coverage at $9.50 on 50 percent of a 3-million-pound production history for this example would be $2,250.

Sample calculation:
3,000,000 times 50 percent = 1,500,000/100 = 15,000 cwt. times 0.150 premium fee = $2,250

Operations making a one-time election to participate in DMC through 2023 are eligible to receive a 25 percent discount on their premium for the existing margin coverage rates.

"Congress created the Dairy Margin Coverage program to provide an important financial safety net for dairy producers, helping them weather shifting milk and feed prices," FSA Administrator Richard Fordyce said. "This program builds on the previous Margin Protection Program for Dairy, carrying forward many of the program upgrades made last year based on feedback from producers. We're working diligently to implement the DMC program and other FSA programs authorized by the 2018 Farm Bill."

Additional details about DMC and other FSA farm bill program changes can be found at farmers.gov/farmbill.


Wyo. Co. Pesticide Applicator Training Session and Re-certification course

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Wyoming County is offering a pesticide applicator training session and re-certification course on Thursday, April 4, 2019 from 8:15 AM to 12:15 PM at the Wyoming County Agriculture and Business Center. This session is geared for individuals planning to take the Core and Category Pesticide Certification Exam specific to the focus of their work. If applying for Core Re-certification credits, you must bring your Pesticide Certification ID card with you. This session will carry 3.50 Core Re-Certification Credits. This course is open to those seeking Private or Commercial Category Pesticide Applicator Certification.
1. Individual responsibilities with Cornell Cooperative Extension 
A. Please pre-register with Cornell Cooperative Extension of Wyoming County for the training session only, by calling Don Gasiewicz at 585-786-2251 x113 or emailing him at drg35@cornell.edu.There is a $20 fee for extension enrollees and a $30 fee for non-enrollees. Any questions regarding the certification class can be directed to Don as well. 
B. You need to purchase the required training manual(s) from the CCE office. Manuals for all categories must be ordered through CCE. Once you know which manual(s) you need, contact Don to purchase and/or order. Questions regarding which manual(s) you may need to order, must be directed the NYSDEC at 716-851-7220 
2. Individual responsibilities with New York State DEC 
A. DEC Pesticides Test. The pesticide exam is conducted by the DEC and is held at the Wyoming County Agriculture and Business Center on Thursday, April 4, 2019 at 1:00 PM for your convenience. 
B. NYSDEC requires advance registration to be eligible to take the certification exam. If you are planning to take the exam, you must first call the NYSDEC Pesticide Division at 716-851-7220 to discuss eligibility. 
C. If you are eligible, DEC will send you an exam packet, which you must fill out and return to them with your examination fee of $100. You must be pre-registered with DEC to take the exam. No walk-ins will be allowed. All questions regarding your certification should be directed to the DEC. Click here for flyer.


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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