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Strategizing for the Future of the Dairy Industry
January 12, 2017Calling all dairy farmers....If you milk 20 or 2000 cows, you have to plan for the future.
11am - 2pm
Ballston Spa, NY
Winter Dairy Management 2017
January 19, 2017Don't Be Lame - Winter Dairy Management 2017
Richfield Springs, NY
Field Crop Pest Management Meeting ~ Herkimer County
January 23, 2017Register now for Field Crop Pest Management Meetings!
Little Falls, NY
CCE Forage Exchange SiteGiven the severe drought across much of NYS this year and the potential need for additional forage on dairy farms across the state, the online CCE Forage Exchange has been restarted. Producers or growers with surplus forage or corn may use this site for free to list what they have for sale. Interested buyers may use this site to find what they need and make arrangements directly with sellers. The site URL is below along with a “how to post an ad video.”
Forage exchange: http://forage-exchange.cce.cornell.edu
How to post an ad video: https://youtu.be/Olrwm9drrgU
2016 First Cutting Forage Quality ProjectThe CNY Dairy and Field Crops Team has begun monitoring hay fields for our First Cutting Forage Quality Project. If you aren't familiar there is a very good correlation between alfalfa height and the level of Neutral Detergent Fiber in not only alfalfa but also grasses.
The team monitors fields throughout our region in May to give forage producers some idea of the optimal time to harvest that important 1st cutting. When to start varies as much as 2 weeks in our region depending where you are, elevation and soil type. Check out the Forage Quality section of our website for more information.