Path to Profitability: Making organic dairying work

CW-MR-49-1-PATH-TO-PROFITABILITYby Tamara Scully

The Organic Valley/CROPP Cooperative “Path to Profitability on an Organic Dairy,” workshop was held in Penn Yann, NY recently. Featured speaker was Dr. Larry Tranel, Iowa State University Extension & Outreach Dairy Specialist. Originally organized to offer remote access via webinar, technical difficulties prevented that from happening. Fay Benson, Project Manager of the New York Organic Dairy Initiative Program (NYODP) is attempting to schedule another webinar with Dr. Tranel later this year. [Read more…]

Lucky 13 All Natural Red Angus Beef strives for excellence

CE-MR-2-Lucky-13-Rewrite3by Sally Colby

When Erin Hull’s husband David mentioned that it was hard to find a decent hamburger in central New York, his next comment was that they should raise their own beef cattle. Erin didn’t think much more about what he said, but was forced to take him seriously when he purchased 13 Hereford cows and brought them to their Tully, NY farm. [Read more…]

2016 National Holstein Convention Sale ranks highest averaging in history

CF4-CFPP-HOLD-FOR-ARTICLE-2016-National-Holstein9by Elizabeth A. Tomlin

2016’s National Holstein Convention, held this year at the Saratoga Hilton and the Saratoga City Center in Saratoga Springs, NY, brought phenomenal results.

According to Patsy Gifford, Executive Manager New York Holstein Association, the “New York Charm ~ City to Farm” sale was “the highest averaging in history, with an average of $24,965 on 74 lots with a gross of $1.8 million.” [Read more…]

Striving for excellence at Stone Mill Dairy

CE-MR-3-Stone-Mill-Dairy11by Christopher Wren

EARLVILLE, NY — Stone Mill Dairy sits on 200 acres of lush pastures just outside the town of Hamilton, NY. The 100-percent grassfed organic dairy operation is owned by David and Michelle Stratton.

The farm dates back to the early 1800s, with records of a minister being ordained in the barn in 1814. The current farmhouse was built using beams that were most likely sourced from the church that once stood on the property. [Read more…]

Organic Valley ~ 100 percent grassfed milk

CE-MR-1-22-Organic-Valley541by Christopher Wren

Recently, Organic Valley provided a visit to Stone Mill Dairy located near Hamilton, NY. Stone Mill Dairy, owned and operated by David and Michelle Stratton, is one of 17 dairy farms in Pennsylvania and New York that have joined the Organic Valley Cooperative as Grassmilk® suppliers. These farmers are producing 100 percent grassfed milk for use in the company’s Grassmilk products. [Read more…]