New PRO-DAIRY and CCE Dairy Specialists Podcast - Cornell Cow Convos

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

November 30, 2023
New PRO-DAIRY and CCE Dairy Specialists Podcast - Cornell Cow Convos

Cornell Cow Convos

This monthly podcast series led by PRO-DAIRY and CCE Dairy Specialists features current, new and emerging topics of interest to the dairy industry right now. New episodes are released on the last Thursday of the month. Our first few episodes include discussions on preventative healthcare for cows, the trend of beef on dairy, what to look forward to in the new year for dairy, and socially grouping or pair-housing calves. This series also features specially selected interviews with dairy farmers and industry experts and invites suggestions from our listeners for future topics.


Episode 1: Welcome to Cornell Cow Convos!

Available Oct 19, 2023

In this first episode of Cornell Cow Convos, Dairy Specialists Lindsay Ferlito and Betsy Hicks cover what to expect in this new podcast series, introduce other hosts and their areas of specialty, and present topics for the first few episodes.

Listen to Episode 1

Episode 2: Preventative Health Care for Dairy Cows

Available Oct 26, 2023

In this second episode of Cornell Cow Convos, Northwest New York Team Dairy Specialists, Margaret Quaassdorff and Kaitlyn Lutz, interview Jimena Godoy, Animal Welfare Specialist and manager at Aurora Organic Dairy, to discuss preventative health care for cows, the importance of technology and training, and compassion for both employees and cows on conventional and organic dairy farms.

Listen to Episode 2

Episode 3: Trends in the Beef x Dairy Industry

Available November 30, 2023

In this third episode of Cornell Cow Convos, Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock and Field Crops Team Dairy Specialist, Margaret Quaassdorff and South Central New York Dairy and Field Crops Team Dairy Specialist, Listen to Episode 3







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