HAMBURG, NEW YORK – Tractors are the single largest cause of fatal agricultural injuries and account for approximately 50% of all farm-work related deaths. Rollovers, run overs, power take off entanglements and roadway incidents are the most common type of tractor-related incidents. Jim Carrabba from the New York Center for Agricultural Medicine & Health will be presenting a series of seminars focused on how to prevent tractor related injuries during the 7th Annual Western New York Farm Show, February 2-4, 2017 at the Erie County Fairgrounds in Hamburg, New York. [Read more…]
WATERLOO, NY — Selecting what corn to plant for corn silage represents a huge decision for dairymen raising their own feed. That’s why Cornell University partners with a various seed producers to conduct its annual New York Corn Silage Hybrid Tests.
Joe Lawrence, dairy forage systems specialist Lewis Co. Cornell Cooperative Extension, presented the research team’s findings at the recent Corn Congress hosted by Cornell. [Read more…]
by Katie Navarra
Low milk prices have made the past two years difficult. The coming year could be a bright spot for farmers as milk prices are expected to rise nearly $2 in 2017.
Despite the news of rising prices, some are looking at the coming year with guarded optimism. [Read more…]
How fast was this past 20 years? How many things can you remember from 1997? What’s different about this year’s Keystone Farm Show? What did they do in 2017 that hasn’t been done before? What sets it apart from previous years? [Read more…]
DELHI, NY — Author and motivational speaker, Richard Carlson believed, “Reflection is one of the most underused yet powerful tools for success.” The Catskill Regional Agriculture Conference held at SUNY Delhi rang in the New Year by sharing seasoned presenters who reflected on the tools for managing the bottom line, nurturing the environment and improving the lives of farmers and their animals. [Read more…]
WATERLOO, NY — The Northeast has experienced its share of extreme weather in recent years, with excessive rainfall in 2015 and drought last year. As with any crop, growing good corn requires farmers to plan for less-than-ideal weather. Quirine Ketterings, nutrient management Spear Program at Cornell University and Don Specker, DuPont Pioneer, North Atlantic Commercial Unit, recently presented “Corn Nitrogen Management in Extreme Weather Years” at the annual Corn Congress. [Read more…]
As you prepare for competitions and events, keep in mind that taking your horse off your property puts him in close proximity to strange horses. At an event, disease can be transmitted through the handling of many horses by judges, trainers, veterinarians and farriers, or by people petting multiple horses. Horses walked around the grounds may be inclined to sample piles of leftover hay, burying their muzzles in places where other horse noses have been. [Read more…]
Andrew Younker from Fleetwood, Berks Co. and his five-year-old Jersey cow, Milk & Honey Minister Shirley, won Supreme Champion Dairy Cow honors at the 101st PA Farm Show in Harrisburg, PA. This was the first time that Younker competed at the PA show after having competed in dairy events in Wisconsin and Louisville, KY in the past. Younker’s win came after a time of careful deliberation among judges because the initial outcome of the judging ended in a tie between the Jersey and the Red and White cows. [Read more…]