Event Details

Date

May 1, 2018

Time

1-3 pm

Location

CCE Saratoga Extension Office
50 West High St
Ballston Spa, NY 12020

Cost

$10.00


Host

Central New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops

Pre-Registration Deadline: April 24, 2018

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Improved Forage Quality ~ Increased Profitability $$ (Ballston Spa)

May 1, 2018


Join Livestock Specialist Ashely McFarland and Field Crop Specialist Kevin Ganoe for a discussion on how to better utilize forages to make your livestock production more profitable.

Agenda
  • What are my animals nutrient requirements? 
  • What is quality forage?
  • Cutting management to achieve the desired forage quality
  • Maximizing profitability by feeding forages
Cost is $10 per farm. Pre-registration is required. Registration must be received in the office by one week prior to meeting date.  Registration allows us to communicate any cancellations or changes in arrangements.

This meeting will be held on three dates/locations:
  • Tuesday, May 1: CCE Saratoga Extension Office-50 West High St, Ballston Spa
  • Thursday, May 3: CCE Schoharie Extension Office-173 South Grand St, Cobleskill
  • Wednesday, May 2: CCE Chenango Extension Office-99 North Broad St, Norwich
Register and pay for meeting with a credit card for the Ballston Spa location with link above.  To register for another location, find that location event on the event page. You may also print the flyer from the pdf and mail your registration in with a check.

Note: Your transaction may take up to 60 seconds to complete.  To avoid duplicate payments, please wait and do not click the "Register for Event" button more than once.


2018 Livestock Forage Management (PDF; 661KB)


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The data that is collected, and the subsequent reports/findings/resources will be helpful for all of us to answer that call of "What's the average rental rate in my area?" and "How much do people charge to combine oats?"



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MeatSuite.com is a free resource provided by Cornell University where NY meat farmers can create a farm profile and list their bulk (wholes, halves, quarters) and bundled (i.e. Grilling Bundle) meat products.

Why should farmers join?

1. It's free and easy!
2. Connect with more local customers. In the past year the MeatSuite.com farm directory had 8,300 visits from New York consumers. Farm profiles get as many as 25 views per month from potential local customers. We also spotlight MeatSuite farms on social media and bring attention and purchases to farms through highlights and giveaways.

How do I join?

Farmers can visit https://www.meatsuite.com/farmers/ to create a free farm profile. You must list at least one product for your farm's profile to go live. You'll also have access to Cornell's free Meat Price Calculator, a helpful tool for pricing your meat to make a profit.

While you're on MeatSuite, check out the "Creating Consumer-Friendly Bulk Meats" publication on the log-in page. It has tips on how to create bulk meat products that are easier for first-time buyers to say "yes" to.

If you have any questions as you create your farm profile or products, we're here to help! Please email Matt LeRoux at mnl28@cornell.edu.


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