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  • 2019 Corn Silage Overview

    For most areas of the state, the 2019 growing season got off to a wet start that significantly impacted timely planting of corn and the field locations for the 2019 Corn Silage Hybrid Evaluation Program were no exception (Table 1). However, trial locations benefited from adequate drainage and as the weather patterns changed through the

  • Join the Webinars. Registration is not required and there is no fee. Strategies for improving dairy cattle reproductive performance November 20, 2019 | 12:30pm – 1:30pm EST Presenter: Julio Giordano, Cornell University, assistant professor – Dairy Cattle Biology & Management   Strategies for improving dairy cattle reproductive performance and economics: The latest research on reproductive management programs

  • 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,

  • Cornell CALS PRO-DAIRY is offering a Forage Management online course “From Field to Quality Feed” October 25 – December 14, 2019. Register at prodairy.cals.cornell.edu.     This course will begin with agronomic factors that influence forage quality and follow key strategies for harvest, preservation and feedout of quality feed. It will be valuable for decision

  • Northeast Dairy Management Conference

    The Northeast Dairy Management Conference is designed for producers and agriservice professionals to interact and relate to the latest thinking and issues in the dairy industry. Dynamic and informative sessions will challenge your thinking to re-energize your business and improve performance.  Connect with other progressive dairy producers and advisors to build your network for long

  • The Dairy Advancement Program (DAP) (previously known as the Dairy Acceleration Program) received increased funding in this year’s New York State budget. The increase in funding allows expansion of the progam and enables farms of greater dairy herd size to apply by increasing the maximum herd size from 300-cow to 699-cow farms. DAP is designed

  • A sample of items to cover for pre-harvest preparation and safety meetings: Document and retain a record of all safety training with dated sign-in rosters. Discuss farm specific safety concerns and other issues: narrow roads, soft shoulders, main highways, traffic, spilling silage or tracking mud on roads, etc. Review rules of the road, set expectations

  • The Cornell Dairy Executive Program is accepting applications for its latest class, to begin in December 2019. This unique educational opportunity, organized by Cornell CALS PRO-DAIRY, is a professional educational program in leadership and management principles for progressive dairy executives and agriservice personnel. CDEP focuses on increasing a manager’s ability to run a successful dairy

  • PRO-DAIRY Agriservice Awards presented

    Ted O’Hara, Todd Ward and David Wood are recognized during Dairy Day breakfast NYS Agriculture Commissioner Richard Ball and Cornell CALS PRO-DAIRY Director Tom Overton presented the PRO-DAIRY Agriservice Awards to Ted O’Hara, Auburn; Todd Ward, Delevan; and David Wood, West Charlton during the Dairy Day Recognition and Awards breakfast on August 29 at the

  • The Cornell Dairy Executive Program is accepting applications for its latest class, to begin in December 2019. This unique educational opportunity, organized by Cornell CALS PRO-DAIRY, is a professional educational program in leadership and management principles for progressive dairy executives and agriservice personnel. CDEP focuses on increasing a manager’s ability to run a successful dairy

  • Tools for Dairy’s Progress, the 2019 World Dairy Expo theme, is a fitting description of this year’s Expo Seminars to be held during the annual event, October 1-5. Presented daily by industry leaders in the Mendota 2 meeting room of the Exhibition Hall, these seminars address topics centered around finances, climate, management practices and dairy

  • The Empire Farm Days Dairy Profit Seminars, August 6 through 8 in Seneca Falls, will provide money-saving, latest trend, and practical strategies to the industry. The 2019 seminar series will feature more, but shorter, presentations, along with a lunch and extra break time in a more intimate setting, to allow farmers an environment to discuss

  • The Dairy Profit Seminars at Empire Farm Days are set for August 6, 7 and 8 at the show near Seneca Falls, NY. The programs are held each day in the Dairy Seminar Center, Lot 425, on the show grounds. In this video, Joel Hastings of DairyBusiness speaks with Caroline Potter, who coordinates the PRO-DAIRY

  • Summer Dairy Research Updates After the day’s work is done… Come hear about two new research trials conducted by Julio Giordano’s Lab and presented by Robert A. Lynch, DVM, Cornell University PRO-DAIRY Program, Herd Health & Management Specialist or Martin Perez, Cornell University, PhD Student – Dairy Cattle Biology & Management Lab, Department of Animal

  • The dairy seminar series, which features presentations with a specific focus on money-saving solutions and dairy operation strategies to help dairy producers adapt and evolve in the current economic climate, will have Professor Tom Overton, Director of PRO-DAIRY as Keynote Speaker. The Empire Farm Days Dairy Profit Seminars are held each year for dairy producers,

  • Dairy Cow Management | Seminarios Web en Español- Días Miércoles Manejo de Vacas Lecheras How to Work as a Team | Cómo Trabajar en Equipo May 29, 2019 @12:30-1:00pm| 29 de mayo del [email protected]:30-1:00pm   Presenter/Presentadora: Libby Eiholzer, Bilingual Dairy Specialist, Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock and Field Crops Team Cornell Cooperative Extension Learn why

  • Manejo de Vacas Lecheras The Basics of TMR Feeding | Los Básicos de la Alimentación del RTM (Ración Total Mezclado) April 24, [email protected]:30-1:00pm | 24 de abril del [email protected]:30-1:00pm Presenter/Presentador: Fernando Soberon, PHD, National Tech Transfer Manager, Truow Nutrition   Dr. Soberon will discuss the impact proper mixing and feeding has on a TMR ration