Event Details

Date

March 15, 2016

Time

10:00am-3:15pm

Location

Otesaga Resort Hotel
60 Lake St
Cooperstown, NY 13326

Cost

$30.00
(additional attendee $30.00 ea.)

Host

Central New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops

Pre-Registration Deadline: March 10, 2016

EVENT HAS PASSED

2016 Dairy Day

March 15, 2016


Agenda

10:00 am -
Trade show opens, registration, coffee, danish

11:00 a.m. Optimizing Cow Comfort in Free Stall Facilities Dr. Heather Dann, Miner Institute

11:45 a.m. Cow Comfort in Tie Stall Facilities and Managing Cow Comfort on Pasture Dan McFarland Ag. Engineer, Penn State

12:30 p.m. Lunch & visit Trade Show

2:00 p.m. Producer Panel:
  • Experience with a new free stall barn vs. old free stall barn Russ Kelly, Fultonville
  • Experience with modifications to a tie stall barn Frank Albano, Stamford
  • Experience transitioning from tie stall to deep sand free stalls Kip Law, Sherburne
  • Experience with maximizing production on pasture Adam Tafel, Laurens
3:00 p.m. Final wrap up questions for all presenters

3:15 p.m. Adjourn 

Cost: $30 per person (includes the best buffet lunch you will ever eat!)

Registration must be received in the office by Friday, March 11, noon. NO EXCEPTIONS

Register by clicking on the "register for this event now" button.  Or, you may pay by check by filling out the registration form on the attached pdf and mailing it to CCE Herkimer County by March 11, 2016.


2016 Dairy Day (PDF; 933KB)


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