Winter Dairy Management

How to Get Cows Off to a Great Start

Coordinated by PRO-DAIRY and Cornell Cooperative Extension


Winter Dairy Management meetings provide local access to current research and topics that impact the profitability of New York dairy farms. The 2016 programs begin on February 16.  Register with your local Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) office. Farm Service Agency borrower credits are available.

This year’s Winter Dairy Management program focuses on transition cow nutrition and management.  Dr. Tom Overton, Cornell University and Dr. Sabine Mann, Cornell Veterinary College will share how to feed cows to meet the unique metabolic challenges of the transition period.

Lindsey Collings, NNY Dairy Specialist will discuss what cows need from the environment during transition and how farms can meet those needs.

Dr. Rob Lynch DVM, Cornell University, PRO-DAIRY Program and Dr. Mark Thomas, DVM, Countryside Veterinary Clinic will share techniques on monitoring cow health before, during and after calving.  They’ll discuss new monitoring technology, cow side practices and decision making.