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

Beef Marketing Webinar Series presented by the NY Beef Council

January 13, 2022 : Building a Local Beef Market

February 10, 2022 : Learning Your Beef Cuts

March 10, 2022 : Marketing & Cooking Underutilized Cuts

April 14, 2022 : Adding Value to Your Marketing Display

Grazing Sheep on Solar Arrays

January 24, 2022

CCE Flock Talks: Producing, Processing, and Packing Eggs for Sale

January 26, 2022

GVPA Winter Meeting Session 1: Managing Soil Health, Pastures, and Small Grains

January 27, 2022
Centerville, NY

Public Funding Sources: for NYS Livestock Slaughter and Processing Facilities - Webinar

January 27, 2022

Tube Feeding Neonatal Small Ruminants by Dr. Susan Kerr

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

Last Modified: January 20, 2022
Tube Feeding Neonatal Small Ruminants by Dr. Susan Kerr

This guide provides information on the equipment and procedure to properly tube feed a small ruminant. The photo-forward format makes the steps easy to help ensure a successful experience. 


Dealing with Frostbite on Newborn Lambs and Kids by Dr. tatiana Stanton

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

Last Modified: January 19, 2022
Dealing with Frostbite on Newborn Lambs and Kids by Dr. tatiana Stanton

While frostbite is common in the Northeast, it's typically not life-threatening. However, it can be serious, affecting ears, feet, and tails of newborns as well as teats of does and ewes in milk. This article reviews prevention, symptoms, and management of frostbite.


Cold Temperature Management for Pigs

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

Last Modified: January 11, 2022
Cold Temperature Management for Pigs

For pigs that are kept outside or in non-heated shelters, managing heat loss can be a struggle. Pigs that can't keep warm have an increased number of health problems, reduced growth rates, and decreased reproductive performance. Understanding how pigs tolerate and adapt to cold temperatures can help us alter our management schemes to best meet their needs.


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!


ASI's 2022 Developing Shearer and Mentor Grant Application Now Available

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

Last Modified: January 3, 2022
ASI's 2022 Developing Shearer and Mentor Grant Application Now Available

Beginning in 2022, ASI will grant a total of $15,000 with the goal of helping develop beginner and intermediate shearers and keeping them in the industry. Applications are due by January 15th. Learn more about the Shearer and Mentor Grant here:


Cache Valley Fever - Understanding the Prevalence in the Northeast

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

Last Modified: December 17, 2021
Cache Valley Fever - Understanding the Prevalence in the Northeast

Cache Valley Fever is a mosquito-transmitted virus that causes infertility, abortions, stillbirths, and severe congenital abnormalities in sheep and goats. If you suspect that you have the Cache Valley Virus on your farm, please reach out to Amy Barkley to receive a questionnaire from Dr. Mary Smith to help understand the virus's prevalence in the Northeast.


CCE Resource List for Lambing and Kidding

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

Last Modified: December 15, 2021
CCE Resource List for Lambing and Kidding

Over the years, CCE has developed a series of picture-based and text-based resource guides for farms entering lambing and kidding season. These have been compiled from our Cornell websites, putting them all in one place and making them easier to find.


Calling all Silvopasture Producers! Help us Develop our Northeast Inventory

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

Last Modified: December 8, 2021
Calling all Silvopasture Producers! Help us Develop our Northeast Inventory

Do you practice silvopasturing? If so, you can help silvopasture experts develop their Northeast inventory of farms managing this way. Current and past producers are welcome to contribute!


Spotted Lanternfly is in NYS - Please stay on the lookout for this pest!

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

Last Modified: December 7, 2021
Spotted Lanternfly is in NYS - Please stay on the lookout for this pest!

The Spotted Lanternfly is in NYS, and tends to destroy vineyards, hopyards, orchards, and forests. If you see this insect or it's egg masses in winter (which look like smears of concrete), please contact NYS Ag and Markets or your local extension agent.


Vaccine Handling and Storage, by Bob LeValley

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

Last Modified: November 22, 2021
Vaccine Handling and Storage, by Bob LeValley

Proper handling and storage of vaccines both while that vaccine is in storage and is vital to their effectiveness. Without proper measures in place, the quality may diminish rapidly and/or the active ingredients may deactivate.


USDA Offers Funding to Reimburse Farms Transitioning to Organic Production

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

Last Modified: November 19, 2021
USDA Offers Funding to Reimburse Farms Transitioning to Organic Production

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is providing up to $20 million to reimburse agricultural producers and handlers who are certified organic and crop and livestock producers who are transitioning to organic for eligible expenses incurred during fiscal years 2020, 2021, and/or 2022.


Screening for Diseases when Buying Goats and Sheep

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

Last Modified: November 11, 2021
Screening for Diseases when Buying Goats and Sheep

When bringing new animals into the herd of flock, there is always a potential to introduce diseases. Dr. tatiana Stanton describes common diseases to look out for, and details how to care for any new arrivals to the farm.






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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

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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!