Spring 2020 Contingency Planning


Dairy Responding to COVID-19
A Limited Podcast Series

Hosted by Rob Lynch, DVM, Dairy Herd Health and Management Specialist, PRO-DAIRY, and Kathy Barrett, Dairy Education, PRO-DAIRY, with interviews of key dairy industry professionals. Check the PRO-DAIRY Podcast Webpage for the latest podcasts.

Most recent podcast:
SPRING 2020 CONTINGENCY PLANNING – Joe Lawrence, Forage Management Specialist, Cornell CALS PRO-DAIRY, discusses field crop management strategies during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Companion article:
SPRING FIELD PLANNING 2020 – CONTINGENCY PLANNING – Joe Lawrence, Forage Management Specialist, Cornell CALS PRO-DAIRY

This article was part of Managing During COVID-19 a PRO-DAIRY series 0f new and updated resources to help you navigate through the uncertain environment created by COVID-19. Recognizing the range in circumstances faced by farmers across the state, these resources cover a full spectrum.



Managing During COVID-19:   Limited Podcast Series:
Diet and Management Considerations for Emergencies:
Reducing Milk Flow Without Harming Cows
and Threatening Future Production

​By: Mike Van Amburgh, Tom Overton, and
Julio Giordano

Feeding Milk to Cows
​​By: Tom Overton, Mike Van Amburgh, and Rob Lynch

Understanding Your Break-Even Cost of Production
By: Jason Karszes

Do’s and Don’ts for Dairy Farmers
When Facing Financial Difficulty

By: Wayne A. Knoblauch and Jason Karszes​

Herd Health Management Do’s and Don’ts
for Dairy Farmers when Facing Financial Difficulty
During the COVID-19 Pandemic

By: Rob Lynch​

Ten Key Herd Management Opportunities
on Dairy Farms During Low Margin Times

By: Tom Overton, Jason Karszes, Robert Lynch,
Julio Giordano, and Mike Van Amburgh​

Feeding Strategies During Challenging Times
By: Larry Chase and Tom Overton

COVID-19 Overview and Milk Distribution
With: Mark Stevenson and Rob Lynch

Feed and Nutrition Services
With: Scott Lyndaker and David Horn

Dairy Farmer and Farm Consultant Perpsectives
With: Meghan Hauser and Corwin Holtz

Animal Health Service Provides
With: Rick Watters and Allen Fournier

Essential Care of Cows and Equipment
With: Bob Church, Steve Zehr, and Charles Biche

Millk Supply Chain Challenges
With: Andrew M. Novaković and Christopher Wolf

Spring 2020 Contingency Planning
With: Joe Lawrence

New COVID-19 Video in Spanish (English subtitles)
Show your employees!

Farms with Spanish-speaking employees need to share this new COVID-19 video with your employees. The video has clear and easy to understand directions for stopping the spread of the coronavirus. Click the “CC” icon at the bottom of the YouTube video to turn on the English text.

It was produced by: Libby Eiholzer of Cornell Cooperative Extension, Lisa Ford of Cayuga Marketing, and Anna Meyerhoff, of NY Center for Agricultural Medicine and Health (NYCAMH).

Pair this resource with the written documents Cornell Agricultural Workforce Development developed: Credible, Multi-lingual Information about COVID-19. The documents are available in English and Spanish and the content is the same. Both documents will be kept up to date during the COVID-19 crisis.

COVID-19 Reliable Resources for Farmworkers – Spanish
COVID-19 Reliable Resources for Farmworkers – English

Farms care about keeping employees, communities, and consumers safe. Keep up the good work and we’ll get through this together!

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