Event Details


January 16, 2019


11am - 2:30pm


Copper Turret
15 W Main St
Morrisville, NY 13408


(additional attendee $20.00 ea.)


Central New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops


Dairy Alternatives Meeting ~ Morrisville

January 16, 2019

Thinking of Raising Dairy Replacements or Beef Cattle?

When/Where: Wednesday, January 16, 2019 
The Copper Turret
15 West Main St
Morrisville, NY 13408

Thursday, January 17, 2019
Winner's Circle Restaurant
3293 State Highway 5
Fonda, NY 12068

11:00 am - 2:30 pm (both locations)

Cost: $20 per person (includes lunch)

Deadline: Monday, January 14

How to register:  Click on registration link above for the Morrisville location to pay by credit card or print off registration form in pdf and mail with a check to CCE Herkimer County, 5657 State Route 5, Herkimer, NY 13350.

11:00 a.m. Registration

11:15 a.m. "Raising Dairy Replacements-Best Management Practices" David Balbian, CNYDLFC Area Dairy Management Specialist

12:00 p.m. Lunch

1:00 p.m. "Transitioning to Beef Cattle Production" Ashley McFarland, CNYDLFC Area Livestock Specialist

1:45 p.m. "What do the Economics Look Like?" Nicole Tommell, CNYDLFC Farm Business Management Specialist

2:30 p.m. Adjourn 

The registration link above is for the Morrisville location only.  To register for the Fonda location, see https://cnydfc.cce.cornell.edu/event.php?id=781

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

If you receive a "blank" registration confirmation, please email herkimer@cornell.edu and we will email you the correct confirmation.

Dairy Alternatives (PDF; 662KB)









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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.

Click here to go directly to 1st Cutting Quality Updates.