In recent years cover crops have gained in popularity. Cover crops improve nutrient cycling in the soil, improve water infiltration, attract pollinators and aid erosion control and weed management. However, organic producers have limited options for terminating these crops once they are established. Herbicides are not an option. Producers following no-till practices often find that mowing is marginally successful in terminating some cover crops. [Read more…]
“I want you to think about what the goals are of your calf management program,” said CNY Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) Dairy Specialist Dave Balbian.
Balbian was addressing a group of mostly dairy folk in the Norwich session of a two-day Calf Management workshop hosted by CCE. [Read more…]
The Equine Affaire is famous for introducing the public to a multitude of horse breeds.
For the second year, members of The Canadian Horse Heritage and Preservation Society (CHHAPS) delighted crowds with their Canadian Horse demonstration and held a booth to educate the public about the Canadian Horse. [Read more…]
EAST SYRACUSE, NY — Ideally, every dam would safely deliver their calves with ease, but just as with other facets of farming, calving often involves complications. Most farmers don’t have immediate accessibility to veterinarians. That’s where planning helps save cows and money, according to Harry Momont, DVM, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Wisconsin. [Read more…]
ROCKPORT, ME — Getting into the Christmas spirit can be tough, but what better way to start than by taking a picture with a Belted Galloway calf. “Take a selfie with a Beltie” was just one of the events at Aldermere Farm’s 12th Annual Beltie Holiday. Aldermere Farm is part of the Maine Coast Heritage Trust and host events throughout the year on the farm. [Read more…]
Shakespeare, who said pretty much everything worth writing down, wrote that, “There is a tide in the affairs of men. Which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune.” Dr. Michael Odian has become rather an expert at following the bard’s advice. If he does not have an actual fortune it could be because he has 13 horses — draft horses at that. We all count in different currencies. [Read more…]
New York Farm Bureau kicks off 2016 State Annual Meeting with donation announcement
ALBANY, NY – In what has been a difficult growing season, New York’s farmers have still come through in a big way with food donations across the state. New York Farm Bureau members along with the Food Bank Association of New York State announced on Dec. 6 that nearly 11.4 million pounds of fresh food and farm products have been donated by farmers this year through the month of November. [Read more…]
To honor this sentiment the Madison County Soil and Water Conservation District held its 7th annual appreciation luncheon in Morrisville, NY to honor teams of family farmers, local contractors, town supervisors, Agri-business companies, engineering support, state and federal conservation partners and funding organizations who helped get conservation on the ground. [Read more…]