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Economic Feasibility Case Study of Co-Digestion of Manure and Food Waste on a Northern New York Dairy Farm

December 1, 2022

Snow Loads on Barn Roofs from Cornell CALS PRO-DAIRY

Last Modified: November 18, 2022

Removal of significant snow accumulations off of a barn roof is best performed in a systematic way to reduce the risk of injury or death to both barn occupants and those working on the roof. Removing roof snow without a proper approach may cause more damage than if left alone in some cases by creating an unbalanced and/or concentrated roof loads.


Cornell Meat Suite Relaunch - Is Your Profile Up to Date?

Last Modified: November 14, 2022
Cornell Meat Suite Relaunch - Is Your Profile Up to Date?

Cornell's MeatSuite.com has been upgraded with new features that make the program easier to use for both farmers and the public. Farmers are requested to update their profiles if they have one. If you're new to the program, you can create a free profile on www.meatsuite.com to share a little about your farm and to list the bulk order meats you have for sale.


Farm to School Program Looking for Farms to Supply Local Foods to Schools

Last Modified: November 7, 2022
Farm to School Program Looking for Farms to Supply Local Foods to Schools

CCE Harvest New York's Regional Farm-to-School Coordinator Program is looking for farms and food businesses to supply local foods to schools in our region, including meats and dairy products.

 


Fall 2022 Update on the Bird Flu

Amy Barkley, Livestock Specialist
Southwest New York Dairy, Livestock and Field Crops Program

Last Modified: October 26, 2022
Fall 2022 Update on the Bird Flu

Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) is still a present threat to NYS commercial and backyard poultry producers as cases across the Northeast increase. New York has seen numerous wild bird positives across the state in the past month, with surrounding states having positive cases in commercial and backyard flocks.


August 2022 Update on Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza

Amy Barkley, Livestock Specialist
Southwest New York Dairy, Livestock and Field Crops Program

Last Modified: August 15, 2022
August 2022 Update on Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza

There has been no major update since the last outbreak in a backyard poultry flock on April 6th. However, there are cases still circulating in Western US, with some in the Midwest and along the East Coast. Wild birds in NYS and surrounding states are still testing positive for the virus.


Some Reminders from Your Friendly, Neighborhood, Extension Agent!

Katelyn Walley-Stoll, Business Management Specialist and Team Leader
Southwest New York Dairy, Livestock and Field Crops Program

Last Modified: August 11, 2022

Renting Land, Income Tax Planning, NYS Farm Directory, DAP Funding, Monkeypox, Supporting your local CCE Association, and Organic Certification grants. 


Dairy Training Resources

Kaitlyn Lutz, VMD, Bilingual Dairy Management Specialist
Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops

Last Modified: August 1, 2022

This document will guide you to many of the resources available for training dairy farm employees.  Topics include:

  • Safety
  • Animal Handling
  • Calf Care
  • Milk Quality
  • Calving Assistance
  • Reproduction
  • Herd Health
  • Lameness/Hoof Trimming
  • Forages/Feeding
  • Creating Human Resource Management Documents
  • Employee Housing
  • Learning Spanish/English

INflation's Effect on Consumer Purchases and Dairy Farm Expansions

Katelyn Walley-Stoll, Business Management Specialist and Team Leader
Southwest New York Dairy, Livestock and Field Crops Program

Last Modified: July 28, 2022

June's Milk Production was up by just 0.3% from 2021.New York saw a decrease of 7,000 head from 2021 to 2022 and a just a 1% increase in milk production per cow. Typically, we see a chain reaction when milk prices are high. Prices go up —> farms add cows —> milk production goes up —> prices go down. However, as we're seeing currently, year over year milk production increases of less than 1-2% can indicate strong or rising milk prices.


Resource for Farmers Selling Meat Breaks Down Yields and Cuts by Species

Last Modified: July 12, 2022
Resource for Farmers Selling Meat Breaks Down Yields and Cuts by Species

This resource, compiled by Betsy Hodge of CCE St. Lawrence, outlines the amount of meat that customers can expect from each of the major livestock species by both live and hanging weights. It also breaks down the approximate pounds of different cuts that a consumer can expect to get back from a half or whole animal. 


Spotted Lanternfly has Been Found in SWNY- Report Them to Help Slow the Outbreak

Amy Barkley, Livestock Specialist
Southwest New York Dairy, Livestock and Field Crops Program

Last Modified: July 12, 2022
Spotted Lanternfly has Been Found in SWNY- Report Them to Help Slow the Outbreak

Spotted Lanternfly, an invasive pest that has a huge appetite for grape vines, fruit trees, maple trees, and other plants, has been sighted in SWNY. Help us delay the spread of this invasive pest by photographing them, killing any that you see, and reporting them to your local CCE office.


More to Hay Moisture than Fire Risk

Last Modified: June 21, 2022
More to Hay Moisture than Fire Risk

Heat damage and spontaneous combustion risks should always be at the forefront of hay moisture considerations, however, over drying can diminish forage quality. Focusing on baling at optimal moisture levels might be one way forage producers can improve their forage quality.


Live Bans for Fowl Shows, Swaps, Meets, Auctions, and Sales Have Been Lifted

Amy Barkley, Livestock Specialist
Southwest New York Dairy, Livestock and Field Crops Program

Last Modified: June 7, 2022
Live Bans for Fowl Shows, Swaps, Meets, Auctions, and Sales Have Been Lifted

Officials have made the decision to lift the bans on fowl shows, swaps, meets, auctions, and sales. White poultry shows and commerce are getting back to normal, we still need to take precautions to keep our birds safe from Avian Flu.






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Heavy Snow Load Removal For Your Barns

Cornell CALS PRO-DAIRY Dairy Environmental Systems offers guidance for heavy snow removal in two resources: Heavy Snow Loads and Do's and Don'ts for Barn Snow Removal.