Cow Comfort Workshops For Freestalls and Tie Stalls

Cornell CALS PRO-DAIRY and Cornell Cooperative Extension are offering regional Cow Comfort Workshops for freestall and tie stall barns. Cow Comfort Workshops are an educational program for farmers, employees and agriservice professionals who work directly with dairy cows. The workshops will cover economics of improving cow comfort, stall design and management, stocking density, heat abatement, and effects on production.

Two separate sessions will be held: one to focus on freestall cow comfort and one to focus on tie stall cow comfort. Each session will include an on-farm portion where attendees walk through and assess facilities.

Each Cow Comfort Workshop is a day-long program held from 9:30 am to 3 pm. The program will be held on farm with a combination of presentations, demonstrations, farm walk-throughs and discussion.

The program fee for either course is $20 pre-registration or $25 the day of the program. This low program fee is possible because of generous support by the NY Farm Viability Institute.

Freestall Cow Comfort Workshops

Featured Speaker

Rick Grant, PhD, President of Miner Institute

Dr. Grant is well-known for his research surrounding stocking density and time budgets for dairy cattle.

Dec 2 — NWNY

Mulligan Farms, 5403 Barber Rd, Avon

Registration or Questions:

Brandie Waite 585.343.3040 ext 138 [email protected] nwnyteam.cce.cornell.edu/events.php

 

 

Dec 3 — SCNY

Preble Hill Dairy,

6993 W Bennett Hollow Rd, Preble Registration: Shannon Myers [email protected] | 607.391.2662 Questions: Betsy Hicks [email protected]

Dec 4 — CNY

Envision Dairy LLC, 568 Langley Rd, Amsterdam Registration or Questions: [email protected] | 315.866.7920

Dec 6 — NNY

Scotty’s Diner, 1049 US-11, Moira

Registration or Questions:

Tatum Langworthy [email protected]| | 315.788.8450 |reg.cce.cornell.edu/freestall2019_10512

Tie Stall Cow Comfort Workshops

Featured Speaker

Dan McFarland, Penn State

Dan McFarland is known for his research surrounding heat stress abatement techniques and stall, barn and ventilation design.

Dec 9 — NNY

CCE Jefferson County office,

203 N Hamilton St, Watertown

Registration or Questions:

Tatum Langworthy [email protected] | 315.788.8450 reg.cce.cornell.edu/tiestall2019_10512

Dec 10 — NWNY

Daryl Martin’s Farm

2086 Havens Corners Rd, Penn Yan

Registration or Questions: Brandie Waite 585.343.3040 ext. 138 | [email protected] nwnyteam.cce.cornell.edu/events.php

Dec 12 — CNY

Ju-Vindale Holsteins, 2074 Ballina Rd, Cazenovia Registration or Questions: [email protected] | 315.866.7920

Dec 13 — SCNY

Flemingville United Methodist Church,

540 W Creek Rd, Owego and visiting

Todd and Josie Spencer’s Dairy Farm, 3657 West Creek Rd, Newark Valley

Registration: Shannon Myers [email protected] | 607.391.2662 reg.cce.cornell.edu/freestall2019_10512

Questions: Betsy Hicks [email protected]

 

 

Dec 2 — NWNY

Mulligan Farms, 5403 Barber Rd, Avon

Registration or Questions:

Brandie Waite 585.343.3040 ext 138 [email protected] nwnyteam.cce.cornell.edu/events.php

PRO-DAIRY has been focused on enhancing New York’s dairy industry through education and applied research since 1988. Visit PRO-DAIRY online at prodairy.cals.cornell.edu.

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