Event Details

Date

July 31, 2018

Time

6:30 pm

Location

Endless Trails Farm Guest House
8856 Larkin Rd
Hubbardsville, NY 13355

Cost

This event is free.

Host

Central New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops


Beef Producer Meeting

July 31, 2018


When: Tuesday, July 31st, at 6:30pm
Where: Endless Trails Farm Guest House - 8856 Larkin Rd., Hubbardsville 13355
Cost: Free (beverages, hamburgers, hot dogs provided)
Registration: Deadline July 26th

Ashley McFarland, CNYDLFC Livestock Specialist and Kevin Ganoe CNYDLFC Field Crops Specialist will be the speaker's. 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? 

While there is no charge for attending, we ask that you pre-register so we can contact you in the event of cancellation or rescheduling.  Registration due by
July 26, 2018

Register by clicking the link above
or calling CCE Herkimer at (315) 866-7920 or emailing herkimer@cornell.edu at or fill out the form in the attached pdf and mail to CCE Herkimer. Be sure to indicate how many will be attending.




Beef Producer Meeting July 31_2018 (PDF; 1576KB)


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