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Manure and Road Reminder

Apr 12, 2018
With warmer weather finally in the forecast, farms are poised to move a lot of manure in the coming weeks. Before transferring manure to fields, check soil conditions, tile outlets and weather forecast to see if prohibited or high risk conditions are present or if heavy or persistent rain is in the forecast. During wet weather, the CAFO Permit indicates that the Revised Winter and Wet Weather Guidelines should be followed. Read more

Changes to the Margin Protection Program

Feb 16, 2018
Based upon predictions of milk prices in the coming months, the next period of time looks to be even more challenging for our dairy farms than it has been. Dr. Andy Novakovic from Cornell’s Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management authored a short paper focused on the recent changes to the Margin Protection Program incorporated into the passage of the federal budget bill. Read more

Herd Manager Training in March

Feb 6, 2018
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. Read more

Transition Cow Management Online Course Offered

Feb 2, 2018
Cornell CALS PRO-DAIRY is offering a seven-week Transition Cow Management online course April 2 through May 18, 2018. Topics include: nutritional strategies for transition cows, fresh cow health management, metabolic disease, non-nutritional management and monitoring health. Read more

Manure Spreading

Jan 10, 2018
NYSDEC is warning farmers to be aware of the current and rapidly changing weather conditions. We are entering a very risky time for manure applications. Read more

Snow and Cold Resources

Jan 4, 2018
U.S. Department of Labor urges employees and employers engaged in snow removal and cleanup and other cold weather activities to be aware of potential hazards. Read more