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Manure Spreading Alert

Feb 7, 2019

Snowmelt, rain and frozen soil conditions are generating significant runoff. These conditions can cause problems in urban and rural areas. For dairy and livestock farms, if at all possible, do not apply manure in the current weather and soil conditions. Read more

The NY OSHA LEP was Renewed

Jan 16, 2019

Unannounced inspections can still take place for dairy farms with more than 10 employees. We advise all farms with more than 10 employees to review your safety programs and make sure you are up to date on safety training, have all of your Safety Data Sheets (SDS), and reach out to your resources to schedule any safety trainings you need to meet compliance. Read more

DEC's Emergency Alert

Dec 5, 2018

For farms that may be concerned about maintaining adequate storage capacity in the coming months, with nighttime temperatures around 20°F or below, the soil surface should be firming up enough to support field traffic for manure applications if they are necessary. Read more

Harvest Strategies and Forage Quality Monitoring for Corn Silage

Sep 11, 2018

As part of the Corn Silage Hybrid Evaluation program, we have focused significant attention over the last two growing seasons on the interactions between growing environment and corn silage forage quality. While this work is still developing, it does build on earlier knowledge of the impact of growing conditions on plant development, and provides some insight into managing the corn silage crop for forage quality.

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Agriservice Awards Presented at the Great NYS Fair

Aug 30, 2018

NYS Agriculture Commissioner Richard Ball and Cornell CALS PRO-DAIRY Specialists presented the PRO-DAIRY Agriservice Awards to George Mueller, Willow Bend Farm, Clifton Springs; Gerald R. Bertoldo, DVM, Batavia; and Peggy Murray, Copenhagen during the Dairy Day Recognition and Awards breakfast on August 30 at the NYS Fair. These awards are given in appreciation and recognition of outstanding contributions to NYS agriculture through support of PRO-DAIRY.
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Keeping Cows Cool

Jul 11, 2018

PRO-DAIRY's Curt Gooch provides resources on direct evaporative cooling (sprinklers) at the feed bunk, holding areas and return alleys to mitigate heat stress. Read more