• 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,

  • Cornell CALS PRO-DAIRY is offering a Forage Management online course “From Field to Quality Feed” October 25 – December 14, 2019. Register at     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