Dairy

DairyDairy is the leading agricultural industry in New York State, and the state ranks third in the country for milk production. Our five counties in southwestern New York form an especially vibrant dairy region, with over 680 dairy farms of many different sizes and production systems. 

The SWNY Dairy, Livestock, and Field Crops Program assists dairy farmers by providing business management, forage production, and dairy management support. Our Dairy Management Specialist offers assistance with calf and heifer management, reproductive management, dairy records analysis, herd health, nutrition, and facilities. 





Relevant Events

2022 Annie's Project: Know Your Numbers, Know Your Options

January 25, 2022 : 2022 Annie's Project: Know Your Numbers, Know Your Options - 1st Session

February 1, 2022 : 2022 Annie's Project: Know Your Numbers, Know Your Options - 2nd Session

February 8, 2022 : 2022 Annie's Project: Know Your Numbers, Know Your Options - 3rd Session

February 15, 2022 : Annie's Project: Know Your Numbers, Know Your Options - 4th Session

February 22, 2022 : Annie's Project: Know Your Numbers, Know Your Options - 5th Session

Winter Green-Up 2022

January 29, 2022
Greenwich, NY

Net Zero for NY Dairy

February 2 - February 3, 2022

Implementing Practical Genetics for the Commercial Dairy

February 16, 2022
February 23, 2022
March 2, 2022
March 9, 2022
March 16, 2022

Transition milk has a lot of immunoglobulins - PRO DAIRY

Camila Lage, Dairy Management Specialist
Southwest New York Dairy, Livestock and Field Crops Program

Last Modified: January 20, 2022
Transition milk has a lot of immunoglobulins - PRO DAIRY

Antibodies in the dam's colostrum, specifically immunoglobulins G and A, are the reason why newborn calves are able to immediately combat bacterial and viral pathogens in the environment. Based on early research, the predominant recommendation to improve calf survival rates and health has been to feed newborn calves first-milking colostrum to obtain maternal IgG.


Dealing with Lice on our Ruminant Species

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

Last Modified: January 11, 2022
Dealing with Lice on our Ruminant Species

Lice can be a burdensome parasite, where affected animals can experience discomfort to the point of losing production. Learn about the thresholds and strategy for treatment in this article!


The story behind the scours - Hoard's Dairyman

Camila Lage, Dairy Management Specialist
Southwest New York Dairy, Livestock and Field Crops Program

Last Modified: January 10, 2022
The story behind the scours - Hoard's Dairyman

by Margaret Quaassdorff, Cornell Cooperative Extension and Alycia Drwencker, University of California - Davis 

Quaassdorff is a dairy management specialist for Cornell Cooperative Extension and Drwencke is a Ph.D. student at the University of California, Davis.

Determining the true cause of scours can lead to more effective treatment and care of calves 


Dairy Margin Coverage - Foundational Risk Management for your Milk Production

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

Last Modified: January 6, 2022
Dairy Margin Coverage - Foundational Risk Management for your Milk Production

For dairy farmers, milk production and profitability can be a tricky thing to plan for. It's even trickier when you take into consideration all of the different places where systems can break down, prices can drop, and life (or a more visual term synonymous with manure) happens. Knowing your options for farm risk management, especially dairy price risk management, is important to make sound decisions to help protect your farm financially. 


Feeding Food Waste Fact Sheet Series

Last Modified: January 6, 2022

Dairy Environmental Systems has published new fact

sheets on the topics of feeding dairy cattle food waste - wet brewers and wet
distillers grains, and anaerobic digestion biogas utilization options with a
combined heat and power (CHP) technology comparison.


Participate in the Northeast Beef x Dairy Survey

Camila Lage, Dairy Management Specialist
Southwest New York Dairy, Livestock and Field Crops Program

Last Modified: January 5, 2022
Participate in the Northeast Beef x Dairy Survey

Attention Dairy Producers: Your voice matters! Participate in the Northeast Beef x Dairy Survey sponsored by researchers at UCONN and Penn State! Help researchers learn more about dairy producers use of beef semen to generate beef x dairy cattle and enter for the chance to win a $50 Visa gift card!


Make room for transition cows by Katelyn Allen - Hoard's Dairyman

Camila Lage, Dairy Management Specialist
Southwest New York Dairy, Livestock and Field Crops Program

Last Modified: January 3, 2022
Make room for transition cows by Katelyn Allen - Hoard's Dairyman

Just as facilities with the right dimensions and amenities encourage cow comfort and production, an environment that limits a cow's natural abilities can create problems for the animal to stay healthy and perform at its best. This is never more critical than when a cow is most vulnerable around calving.


It's DMC Time! More information about 2022's Dairy Margin Coverage program.

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

Last Modified: December 16, 2021

You can now enroll and change your coverage options for your farm's DMC coverage, December 13, 2021 - February 18, 2022. There have been a few changes to this year's program, summarized below. Visit the Dairy Margin Coverage Program website for more information.


Know Your Numbers Know Your Options - Tuesdays January 25 - February 22

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

Last Modified: December 16, 2021

Annie's Project Know Your Numbers and Know your Options (KYNKYO) is a workshop series designed to deliver basic farm financial literacy that will empower farm women to better understand how financial statements assist in making rational decisions. KYNKYO helps farm women effectively communicate with their families, business partners, and lenders. 


NYS Covid-19 Pandemic Small Business Recovery Grant Program

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

Last Modified: December 16, 2021

The New York State COVID-19 Pandemic Small Business Recovery Grant Program was created to provide flexible grant assistance to currently viable small businesses, micro-businesses and for-profit independent arts and cultural organizations in the State of New York who have experienced economic hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Understanding Milk Protein

Camila Lage, Dairy Management Specialist
Southwest New York Dairy, Livestock and Field Crops Program

Last Modified: December 15, 2021
Understanding Milk Protein

It's no surprise that a large portion of your milk check comes from milk components. The last year especially has demonstrated how fluctuations in component pricing can, and should, change our perspective on how to maximize components. 


Transition Cow Tuesdays Webinar series - Recordings now available!

Camila Lage, Dairy Management Specialist
Southwest New York Dairy, Livestock and Field Crops Program

Last Modified: December 14, 2021
Transition Cow Tuesdays Webinar series - Recordings now available!

Have you missed our series on any webinars? Don't worry! You can now access the entire webinar series recording online. Click here to learn more about the webinars, and access the resources!






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Upcoming Events

NOFA-NY's 2022 Winter Conference

January 18 - January 23, 2022

Grazing Sheep on Solar Arrays

January 24, 2022

Farm Specific Tax Code Benefits

January 25, 2022

Announcements

Register for "Tax Management for Beginning and Small Farm Businesses"

Preregistration is back up and running for next week's CCE Farmer Tax School course: Tax Management for Beginning and Small Farm Businesses - Register now for this informative, $10 workshop! Register Here!