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  • PRO-DAIRY e-Alert: CAFO ACR

    NYSDEC – Division of Water has not provided any general relief from SPDES permit and regulatory requirements Permittees need to continue to strive for permit and regulatory compliance. When issues with COVID-19 pandemic or compliance are identified, facilities should: Document problems Document efforts to address the problems and/or non-compliance Document any additional actions undertaken to

  • Due to evolving novel coronavirus outbreak situation Due to public health concerns related to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, and in accordance with guidance from the CDC, the State of New York, and Cornell University, PRO-DAIRY and the Northeast Agribusiness and Feed Alliance (NEAFA) have decided to transform the Herd Health and Nutrition Conference into a

  • What To Do On Your Farm

    We realize this is a challenging time for everyone, filled with stressful conditions and new constraints on business. As the dairy industry navigates COVID-19, it’s important to follow Federal and state guidance and orders to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus. Dairy farming and supporting agriculture businesses are considered essential and can continue to operate

  • Become an Effective On-The-Job Trainer Cornell Ag Workforce Development in partnership with Cornell Cooperative Extension is offering a series of four hands-on regional training workshops “Growing Great People: Training Skills for Dairy Farmers. Become an Effective On-The-Job Trainer” in April. Trainings are conducted simultaneously in English and Spanish. Activity groups will be in single language

  • Online registration closes today – don’t miss your chance to take this course!     Course Information The Milk Quality Online Course will cover basic milk quality, milking parlor and mastitis management principles lead by Quality Milk Production Services (QMPS). It is intended for dairy business on-farm personnel (owner or employee) seeking to increase their

  • Topics will begin with an intro to precision ag and why producers should be interested  Famers and anyone interested in learning more about precision agriculture and how it can be implemented on the farm is invited to attend a three part series starting Tuesday March 3rd, 2020 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM at the

  • The Northeast Dairy Management Conference, presented by Cornell CALS PRO-DAIRY and Northeast Dairy Producers Association NEDPA, will be held March 11 and 12 at the Holiday Inn, Liverpool. Seven sponsored pre-conference sessions will be offered prior to the 12:45 PM conference opening. Click for Online Registration   This biennial and dynamic conference for progressive dairy farmers,

  • As dairy farm businesses across New York analyze their financial performance by utilizing the Dairy Farm Business Summary and Analysis Program that is supported by Cornell University, Cornell Cooperative Extension, and PRO-DAIRY, the change that occurred on farms from 2018 to 2019 can be reviewed. An important function of management is to compare how your

  • EARLY BIRD RATES EXTENDED THROUGH FEBRUARY 22! We’ve extended the early bird rates through February 23 – you can still benefit from the cheapest rates offered! Over 15 sessions in 2 days await you at the Northeast Dairy Management Conference on March 11 – 12, 2020! Don’t miss out on your chance to hear the

  • Milk Quality Online Course

    Course Information  The Milk Quality Online Course will cover basic milk quality, milking parlor and mastitis management principles lead by Quality Milk Production Services (QMPS). It is intended for dairy business on-farm personnel (owner or employee) seeking to increase their knowledge of milk quality management. Topics Mastitis – what is it? Teat End Health Udder

  • ​ April 6 – 7, 2020 – East Syracuse, New York The Herd Health and Nutrition Conference provides an opportunity for agriservice personnel, feed industry representatives, veterinarians, and dairy producers to increase their knowledge of current herd health and nutrition management techniques while interacting with other professionals.     Topics Energy and Protein Interactions New

  • In December e-Leader, we introduced the new NY Phosphorus Index (NY-PI) and provided some background. Farms that are regulated as concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) will need to start using the new NY-PI 2.0 when the CAFO Permit is updated (current permits are due to be renewed in 2022). Farms that are in state or federal

  • In the past 20 years, more than 600 dairy and livestock farms in NY have come under regulations and invested millions in best management practices. Annual fertilizer phosphorus purchases have been cut substantially and many dairies have made large reductions in phosphorus (P) fed to cows which reduces P in manure. Many other farms have

  • The seminar will take place December 11, 2019 in Middlebury, Vermont The Northeast Agribusiness & Feed Alliance (NEAFA) is co-hosting a Dairy Feed and Nutrition Seminar, December 11, 2019. The seminar will present the latest research information on dairy cattle nutrition and will serve as an excellent networking opportunity for dairy producers, consultants, extension educators,

  • 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,