On Dec. 15, 2017 a U.S. government weather forecaster said that La Niña conditions were predicted to continue in the Northern Hemisphere throughout Winter 2017-2018. [Read more…]
“The numbers are really strong this year!” commented New York Holstein Association Executive Manager Kelly Reynolds.
New York Holstein Association sponsors the annual, highly regarded, dairy show, where seven major dairy breeds, including black and white Holstein, red and white Holstein, Jersey, Milking Shorthorn, Brown Swiss, Guernsey and Ayrshire are represented in what is recognized as the largest event of its kind in North America — and thousands of folks attend the 4-day event. [Read more…]
February’s bipartisan budget deal resulted in some changes to the Margin Protection Program for dairy, or MPP Dairy. The voluntary risk management program was created in the 2014 Farm Bill and has not been used beyond the minimum coverage in recent years. [Read more…]
Quality and safety of raw milk and groundbreaking analysis technology for detecting illness in dairy cows before physical evidence appears were topics focused on at CNY’s 2018 Dairy Day. [Read more…]
Farming presents a host of potential hazards, but with safety at the forefront and agencies like Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE), the New York Farm Bureau (NYFB) and the New York Center for Agricultural Medicine and Health (NYCAMH), much of what could go wrong is avoided. [Read more…]
How well are you managing your dairy?
In 2-day sessions, updated, best dairy management practices were discussed by ProDairy teams across New York State, with additional on-farm tours giving attendees an opportunity to learn first-hand how other dairies are implementing these practices to be successful. [Read more…]
by Gabe Middleton, DVM
There is no denying that milk quality premiums have been evaporating no matter what region you are located in. Bulk tank somatic cell count used to allow a producer a significant opportunity to gain valuable dollars or cents onto the mailbox price. [Read more…]
Shearing day is exciting — you’ll get to see what your animals look like without a year’s worth of fleece. Planning ahead will make the day (or days) go more smoothly for you, the shearer and the sheep. [Read more…]