Event Details


November 9 - November 16, 2016


10:00 am - 3:00 pm


Fred's Inn
5149 Route 12
Norwich, NY 13815


(additional attendee $50.00 ea.)


Central New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops

Pre-Registration Deadline: November 4, 2016


2016 Calf Management Workshop ~ Norwich/Cincinnatus

November 9 - November 16, 2016

The CNY Dairy & Field Crops Team, in conjunction with the SCNY Dairy & Field Crops Team, CCE Madison County and Cornell University's Pro-Dairy Program is putting on a 2-day calf workshop, offered in two different sessions this fall. The workshops will have a classroom component in the morning and a hands-on portion in the afternoon. 

Price for the calf workshop is $50 (2 days, includes lunch and materials both days).

Day 1 Focus - Maximizing calf potential before birth, colostrum management and pre-weaned calf nutrition. Hands-on activities of evaluating close-up cows and maternity area, testing colostrum and serum.

Day 2 Focus - Calf health, calf housing and ventilation. Hands-on activities of calf necropsy, calf health assessments and housing evaluation/walk-through.

Wednesday 11/9/16 - Day 1
A.M. meeting & lunch
Fred's Inn
5149 Rt. 12
Norwich, NY 13815
P.M. on-farm session
Tiger Lily Holsteins (John Marshman)
3633 County Rd. 32
Oxford, NY 13830

Wednesday 11/16/16 - Day 2
A.M. meeting & lunch
Magro's Italia Pizzeria
5758 Telephone Rd
Cincinnatus, NY 13040
P.M. on-farm session
Riverside Dairy
2258 Lower Cincinnatus Road
Cincinnatus, NY 13040

Register online and pay by credit card using the link above by 10/31/16. Or, print the pdf and mail in your registration along with payment to CCE Herkimer County.

2016 Calf Management Workshop (PDF; 1101KB)

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