Farmer Jim Laine is an innovator. He farms about 800 acres in central New Jersey, growing grains and mixing feeds for everyone from gentleman farmers and horse owners to commercial livestock farmers. The farm grows corn, spelt, soybean, rye, barley, wheat, oats and hay. It also grows sunflowers. [Read more…]
EAST SYRACUSE, NY — Want to increase the effectiveness of your herd’s vaccination? Roberto Palomares offered one means: improving nutrition through supplementation. Palomares, DVM at the College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia, presented “Role of Trace Minerals in Active Immunity and Respiratory Vaccine Effectiveness” at the recent Calf & Heifer Congress 2016 hosted by Cornell’s PRO-DAIRY. [Read more…]
Jean Lonie is a U.S. Honorary Ambassador for the Nuffield International Farming Scholars program, an agriculture marketing and communications concern. She has worked for a variety of organizations across the U.S., including non-profit producer groups, farm media, the animal health sector, as well as positions in state government and education. [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…]
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…]