Event Details


July 20, 2017


6:30 pm


Porco's Farm
770 Snells Bush Rd
Little Falls, NY 13365


This event is free.


Central New York Dairy and Field Crops

Beef Producer Meeting

July 20, 2017

When:             Thursday, July 20th at 6:30pm
Where:            The Porco's Farm (770 Snells Bush Rd. Little Falls, NY 13365)
Cost:               Free (beverages, hamburgers, hot dogs provided: please bring a side dish to pass)
Registration:   Deadline July 18

Ashley McFarland, CNYDLFC Livestock Specialist will be the speaker. Youth and adults are welcome to attend.

Traveling around Central New York we see more and more beef operations developing. We are hoping to share ideas and improve the communications between these farmers. The current cattle market has been rising over the past few months, and the futures are looking to continue to increase. Some issues we hope to address are:
  • Where can we market this year's calves? 
  • What helped you get through the low prices? 
  • How are you finishing your animals? 

To register, contact the Cornell Cooperative Extension office in Herkimer at (315) 866-7920 or email herkimer@cornell.edu

Please let us know the number of people attending.

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Beef Producer Meeting

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Little Falls, NY

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2017 First Cutting Forage Quality Project

The CNY Dairy, Livestock 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.

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