Dairy farmers seeking to enhance profits need look no further than their farm fields. By taking a field out of crop production, and placing it into actively managed pastures for heifer grazing, the potential to decrease the costs of raising a heifer, while enhancing first lactation production and cow health and longevity, is a real one. [Read more…]
Coley Jones Drinkwater was raised on a historic family farm in Virginia. But since she wasn’t encouraged to return to the farm, she made other plans.
“The farm has been in our family since the mid 1700s,” said Coley. [Read more…]
Tis the season of hunting, Thanksgiving, yuletides and, sigh, word slides — sooo many word slides.
I see your heavy eyelids, blank looks, frequent trips to the bathroom and intensive texting with others. Yes, ladies and gentleman, it’s officially conference season with countless presenters cramming as much text and bullet points on the screen as possible while happily reading it back to an unimpressed audience. Uggh! [Read more…]
As cold weather approaches dairy farmers across the country will find themselves challenged with the task of providing their cows with adequate food and shelter. [Read more…]
by Deborah Jeanne Sergeant
Real-time data helps any business stay more nimble in its operation. Analyzing milk on-farm can help dairy producers make more informed decisions about feeding and herd management with nearly real-time precision. Heather Dann, Ph.D. of The William H. Miner Institute presented “Milk Analysis and the On-farm Use for Management Decisions” as a webinar recently. [Read more…]
by Katie Navarra
Industrial hemp is being touted as New York’s next big cash crop. Governor Cuomo has allocated up to $10 million in grant funds to support research initiatives to make the crop viable in the state. In 2015, the state launched the Industrial Hemp Agricultural Research Pilot Program, which permitted a limited number of educational institutions to grow and research industrial hemp production. In 2017, the cap was eliminated and expanded to include farmers and businesses. [Read more…]
BACON HILL, NY — Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue made a stop at Kings-Ransom Farm in Bacon Hill, NY to survey the King Brothers Dairy production and address some concerns New York farmers may have. Over 50 people with different connections to dairying and agriculture made their way to the farm on Nov. 13, 2017. [Read more…]
A young man born in Cayuga County, New York in 1817 had an unquenchable thirst for knowledge; so much so that he eventually became a physician. Dr. Alvin Wood Chase penned a book that became a staple in nearly every household in the late 1800s. [Read more…]