Livestock

LivestockThe livestock industry in New York totals $2.4 billion. For livestock marketing, New York ranks 39th for cattle and calf production, 20th for egg production, 24th for chicken production excluding broilers, 30th for hog and pig production, and 25th for sheep and lamb production. Our Specialists are able to help livestock producers by offering research-based programming and individual consultations. 




Relevant Events

Healthy, Hardy Heifers! Virtual Series Fall 2021

October 1, 2021
October 8, 2021
October 15, 2021
October 22, 2021
October 29, 2021
November 5, 2021
November 12, 2021
November 19, 2021

Pasture Walk at Kramer Farms LLC

October 25, 2021
Holland, NY

Pasture Walk at Heaven Scent Farm

October 29, 2021
Cohocton, NY

Improving Milkability Without Testing Equipment

November 2, 2021

SWNY Shearing School

November 6, 2021
Alden, NY

CCE NYS Pastured Broiler Survey

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

Last Modified: September 29, 2021
CCE NYS Pastured Broiler Survey

Help us understand budgeting and costs of production of pastured broiler enterprises across NYS! Current and prospective producers are both invited to participate. https://cornell.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_2atyNUBmyRFOkom 


Upcoming Online Courses through CCE - Getting Started with Livestock and Grazing

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

Last Modified: September 29, 2021
Upcoming Online Courses through CCE - Getting Started with Livestock and Grazing

Whether you're considering starting a poultry, swine, cattle, or sheep enterprise, or are looking to get started with or improve grazing strategies for your farm, the Cornell Small Farms Program's online courses can provide the information and support you need to take the next step. Registration is now open for classes starting in November!


Grant Seekers: SAM & DUNS: Register Your Business Now!

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

Last Modified: September 21, 2021
Grant Seekers: SAM & DUNS: Register Your Business Now!

SAM & DUNS registrations are free and needed to apply for federal grant opportunities. While it takes minutes to apply, it may take weeks to receive your number. Registering your farm or business now means that you'll be prepared for grant opportunities that may come your way.


Northeast SARE is now accepting applications for its 2022 Farmer Grant Proposals

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

Last Modified: September 20, 2021
Northeast SARE is now accepting applications for its 2022 Farmer Grant Proposals

Proposals are due by 5 p.m. ET on Tuesday, November 16, 2021.

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Is Your Farm Ready to Prevent a Foreign Animal Disease?

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

Last Modified: September 16, 2021
Is Your Farm Ready to Prevent a Foreign Animal Disease?

Foreign animal diseases can be devastating for farmers because there are usually no vaccines available, and animals' immune systems are na´ve. African Swine Fever (ASF), a highly pathogenic and deadly disease, has recently been reported in the Dominican Republic. This timely article shares what can happen during a disease outbreak and steps you can take to keep your herds and flocks safe.  


Raising Prices on Meat, a Pep Talk

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

Last Modified: September 16, 2021
Raising Prices on Meat, a Pep Talk

A team of Cornell researchers conducted a price comparison study across meats sold from small farms and grocery stores. The results of their findings are included in this article, which also addresses how farmers can challenge their assumptions when considering raising prices for their locally produced meats. 


Foot Rot in Small Ruminants

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

Last Modified: September 9, 2021
Foot Rot in Small Ruminants

While foot rot is sometimes considered a disease of cattle, it too affects sheep and goats in NYS, though goats show fewer classic symptoms than sheep. This article by Dr. tatiana Stanton of Cornell University details how to identify and eliminate foot rots from herds and flocks.


Cornell Cooperative Extension Farmer School Tax Series

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

Last Modified: September 1, 2021

Cornell Cooperative Extension's Farmer Tax School: An educational series from Cornell Cooperative Extension Farm Business Management Specialists offering courses designed to inform and empower farm managers to better understand their tax obligations, management strategies, and improve farm profitability. This consists of four courses offered October 2021 - January 2022. For more information, visit tinyurl.com/ccetaxschool. 


How you Administer Injections Matters

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

Last Modified: August 10, 2021
How you Administer Injections Matters

Injections are a necessary part of livestock management. Not only is each formulated for a different part of the body, but they're also formulated to be injected into a specific layer of tissue (skin vs muscle vs vein). This article and graphic illustrate the proper angles for injection administration. 


USDA Ready to Help NY Farmers Recover from Recent Storms

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

Last Modified: July 22, 2021
USDA Ready to Help NY Farmers Recover from Recent Storms

SYRACUSE, New York, July 16, 2021 — Recent extreme weather conditions have impacted farmers and ranchers in New York. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), through the Farm Service Agency (FSA), has disaster assistance programs available to help agricultural producers recover after natural disasters, including floods. 


Opportunity for Graziers to Fine Tune their Grazing Skills

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

Last Modified: July 21, 2021
Opportunity for Graziers to Fine Tune their Grazing Skills

Graziers who participate in this project will fine tune their grazing skills to help improve pasture output by learning how weather conditions (rainfall, temperature) interact with management decisions (residue height, rest) to affect regrowth in their pastures.


Free Fecal Egg Count Testing to Improve Parasite Resistant Genetics

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

Last Modified: July 14, 2021
Free Fecal Egg Count Testing to Improve Parasite Resistant Genetics

Looking to improve your small ruminant genetics to be more parasite resistant? Free fecal egg testing is available to producers in the Northeast through the University of Rhode Island. Read this article for more information.






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Upcoming Events

QuickBooks for Farmers

September 20, 2021
September 27, 2021
October 4, 2021
October 11, 2021
October 18, 2021
October 25, 2021

Farm Disaster Preparation Certificate Training

October 19, 2021
October 21, 2021

Income Tax Planning for Farms that File a Schedule F

October 13, 2021 : Session 1: Tax Planning, Goals, and Foundations

October 20, 2021 : Session 2: Understanding the Schedule F, Depreciation, Profit/Loss Determinations

October 27, 2021 : Session 3: Income Tax Planning Strategies and Timelines

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