Dairy

DairyDairy is the leading agricultural industry in New York State, and the state ranks third in the country for milk production. Our seven counties in central New York form a vibrant dairy region, with 915 dairy farms of many different sizes and production systems. The value of product sold annually is over 244 million dollars.





Transition Cow Tuesday Recordings

David Balbian, Area Dairy Specialist
Central New York Dairy and Field Crops

Last Modified: December 14, 2021

A list of YouTube videos of the Transition Cow Tuesday sessions.


2021 Dairy Day Presentations

David Balbian, Area Dairy Specialist
Central New York Dairy and Field Crops

Last Modified: March 19, 2021

The slides from the virtual 2021 Dairy Day are available now!


EIDL Loan Program Information-Fact Sheet #5

Nicole Tommell, Area Ag Business Management Specialist/Team Leader
Central New York Dairy and Field Crops

Last Modified: August 31, 2020

Fact Sheet #5 - It's not over until… The EIDL loan program reopens, but only for farms. Here is what you need to know to apply. Also, the PPP still has money! (and a few policy updates) - May 11, 2020

Elizabeth Higgins, Eastern NY Commercial Horticulture Program, Nicole Tommell, Central NY Dairy, Livestock and Field Crops Program and Myron Thurston, CCE Madison County


PPP and EIDL Fact Sheet #4

Nicole Tommell, Area Ag Business Management Specialist/Team Leader
Central New York Dairy and Field Crops

Last Modified: August 31, 2020

PPP Update


VIDEO: Early Corn Silage Harvest 2020

David Balbian, Area Dairy Specialist
Central New York Dairy and Field Crops

Last Modified: August 25, 2020

Dialing into your best dairy

David Balbian, Area Dairy Specialist
Central New York Dairy and Field Crops

Last Modified: June 29, 2020

A Podcast Series 

Hosted by Cornell Cooperative Extension Regional Dairy Specialists and Cornell CALS PRO-DAIRY


PPP and USDA Presentation

Nicole Tommell, Area Ag Business Management Specialist/Team Leader
Central New York Dairy and Field Crops

Last Modified: April 27, 2020

CARES Act's Emergency Resources for Farm Businesses: PPP

Nicole Tommell, Area Ag Business Management Specialist/Team Leader
Central New York Dairy and Field Crops

Last Modified: April 2, 2020

The recent CARES Act provided additional emergency funding through Small Business Administration (SBA) for businesses who are facing losses due to CORVID-19.  


Interim Guidance for Animal Care Operations

Ashley McFarland, Area Livestock Specialist
Central New York Dairy and Field Crops

Last Modified: March 25, 2020

Interim Guidance for Animal Care Operations release from New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets on March 22, 2020.


Novel Coronavirus Prevention & Control

Ashley McFarland, Area Livestock Specialist
Central New York Dairy and Field Crops

Last Modified: March 25, 2020

Article from The Ag Workforce Journal


An Extra Pound of Feed

David Balbian, Area Dairy Specialist
Central New York Dairy and Field Crops

Last Modified: April 15, 2019

If the average cow in your dairy herd were to consume an extra pound of feed per day what would happen? 


Hoards Dairyman Article: They Bulked up Component Production

David Balbian, Area Dairy Specialist
Central New York Dairy and Field Crops

Last Modified: July 18, 2018

Although the NYFVI Grant using precision feed management to improve profitability on dairy farms is complete, an article about success on two participating farms appeared in the April 10, 2018 issue of Hoard's Dairyman.






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Upcoming Events

Beef Quality Assurance

August 8 - August 11, 2022

Online Classroom Training and Chute-side Trainings.  Choose which chute-side training to attend.

Beef Quality Assurance is a nationwide certification program to help ensure a safe, wholesome and quality beef product for consumers.

Topics covered include cattle nutrition, handling and vaccine protocols.

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Final Dairy Farm Business Summary and Analysis Program Progress Report 2021

The fourth and final DFBS Progress Report for 2021 summarizes the progress made from 2020 to 2021 for 136 participating farms.

Find the report here.

As farm businesses across New York analyze their financial performance by utilizing the Dairy Farm Business Summary and Analysis Program that is supported by Cornell University, Cornell Cooperative Extension, and PRO-DAIRY, the changes that occurred from 2020 to 2021 can be reviewed. An important purpose of management is to compare how your farm changed from one year to the next, how this compares to your business goals, and how this compares to the industry. Understanding what changes occurred and determining why they changed can help in preparation for making business improvements in 2022.

The report consists of five sections:
- Average of all farms (136 farms)
- Less than 500 cows (34 farms)
- 500 to 999 cows (32 farms)
- 1,000 to 1,499 cows (37 farms)
- 1,500 cows and greater (33 farms)

Highlights from the progress report
- Labor efficiency improved in 2021, with a 2.3 percent increase in cows per worker and a 4.9 percent increase in pounds of milk sold per worker. Hired labor costs per worker equivalent also increased 5.1 percent.
- Gross milk price per cwt increased 7 percent from $18.56 in 2020 to $19.77 in 2021.
- Hay dry matter tons per acre and corn silage tons per acres increased 19 percent and 5 percent respectively. This contributed to the increase of accrual crop receipts of 203 percent from 2020.