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…]
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…]
There was near euphoria at the PDMP Fall Issues Forum held in Lancaster, PA two days after the Presidential election as Alan Novak, executive director of the Professional Dairy Managers of PA, speculated on what the new incoming administration might be able to do for commonwealth dairymen. Hopefully an easing of onerous EPA regulatory over-reach, under the previous administration, would be one of the first nightmares to bite the dust. [Read more…]
Previous St. Lawrence County Farm Bureau president, David Fisher has been elected as the organization’s NYS President by county voting delegates, at the 2016 NYS Farm Bureau Convention in Albany, NY. [Read more…]
Why do some calves not receive adequate antibody protection even though they’ve had colostrum?
“We’re breeding these animals so that colostrum is there,” said Dr. Jud Heinrichs, professor of dairy science at Penn State University. “The day before calving in a perfect world, the cow has filtered all of these proteins into the mammary gland. [Read more…]
ONEONTA, NY — The lovable, iconic dog, Snoopy, will forever be remembered for saying, “Keep looking up, that’s the secret to life.” For New York farmers and communities along the creeks, rivers and tributaries that feed the mighty Susquehanna River Basin and finally the Chesapeake Bay, the water quality is also getting a thumb’s up. [Read more…]
“Climate is an issue when it comes to managing animals,” Michael Westendorf, Extension Specialist, Department of Animal Science at Rutgers University, said in a recent webinar presentation.
Every species handles temperature extremes in a different manner. [Read more…]
by Sally Colby
Beef producers saw some of the drugs they use fall under the veterinary feed directive (VFD) on Oct. 15, but on Jan. 1, the final rule will be in full effect.
Dr. Doug Hufstedler, nutrition and beef advisor at Elanco Animal Health, provides some background on the VFD that will affect producers in just a few weeks. [Read more…]