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Feeder School

2 Days of On-Farm Training
10 AM to 3 PM
7 Statewide Locations

Who Should Attend:

  • Those who are currently feeding dairy cows and want to learn more about the how and why of what they’re doing.
  • Those who are interested in becoming a cow feeder and want to increase their knowledge of cow feeding.
  • Anyone interested in learning more about how to improve the feeding process on their farm.

Topics Covered During the Two Day School:

  • Feeder’s impact on the bottom line.
  • Rumen physiology - What every feeder should know.
  • Nutrition - Impact of feeders on the ration.
  • Dry matter monitoring.
  • Basic bunk silo management.
  • Packing density and preservation.
  • Feed bunk management.
  • TMR audits.
  • Troubleshooting mixer wagons.
  • Safety considerations for feeders.


  • Dr. Bill Stone, DVM, PhD, Director, Technical Services, Diamond V.
  • Shawn Bossard, SUNY Morrisville.
  • Jerry Bertoldo DVM, Betsy Hicks, Dave Balbian, Libby Eiholzer, Lindsay
  • Ferlito, and Kelsey O’Shea: Area Dairy Specialists with Cornell Cooperative Extension, Cornell University.
  • Kathy Barrett, Dairy Education, Cornell PRO-DAIRY.
  • Registration is $75.00 and includes 2 day school, lunches and all materials.

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