Event Details


November 9, 2017


7-9 pm


Upper Susquehanna Cultural Center
17 North Main St
Milford, NY 13807


(additional attendee $10.00 ea.)


Central New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops

Pre-Registration Deadline: November 2, 2017

Cancelled~Equine Forage Quality~Milford

November 9, 2017

Note that this location has been cancelled. Please register for Ballston Spa if you are interested in this program. Sorry for any inconvenience.

Whether you are buying hay or producing hay for sale or your own use, understanding forage quality is a must! If you want to learn more about the forage quality needs of your horse or those of your customer's then plan to attend.

  • Hay assumptions and myths 
  • Forage requirements for horses
  • "Special needs" horses: EMS, PSSM, PPID
  • Hay nutrient content:Fiber and sugars
  • Understanding forage analysis
  • Cutting management to achieve the desired quality

Carol Buckhout
Assistant Professor, Equine Business Management
Cazenovia College

Kevin Ganoe
Regional Field Crop Specialist
Central NY Dairy, Livestock and Field Crops Team
Cornell Cooperative Extension

Dates and Locations

7-9 PM all locations

November 2
Travelodge Little Falls
20 Albany Street, Little Falls, NY

November 7
CCE Saratoga County Office
50 W High St # 1, Ballston Spa, NY 12020

November 9
Upper Susquehanna Cultural Center,
17 North Main Street, Milford, NY 13807

Registration is $10 per person
Pre-registration is required one week prior to event.

Please pre-register by registering online at above link or call (315) 866-7920 or email herkimer@cornell.edu with your information.

Note that the link above is to register for the Milford location only.  To register for Little Falls or Ballston Spa, please click on that event at https://cnydfc.cce.cornell.edu/events.php

Equi-Analytical is offering attendees 10% off on a forage test.

Equine Forage Quality (PDF; 738KB)









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