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December 4, 2019




This event is free.


Central New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops

Pre-Registration Deadline: December 4, 2019


Cow Comfort Program~Amsterdam

December 4, 2019

The Cow Comfort Workshops are an educational program for farmers, employees and agriservice professionals who work directly with dairy cows. The workshops will cover economics of improving cow comfort, stall design and management, stocking density, heat abatement and effects on production.
Two separate sessions will be held: one to focus on freestall cow comfort and one to focus on tie stall cow comfort. Each session will include an on-farm portion where attendees walk through facility assessment.
Each Cow Comfort Workshop is a day-long program held from 9:30 am to 3 pm. The program will be held on farm with a combination of presentations, demonstrations, farm walk-throughs and discussion.

Freestall Cow Comfort Workshop
Featured Speaker  
Rick Grant, PhD, President of Miner Institute
Dr. Grant is well-known for his research surrounding stocking density and time budgets for dairy cattle.

Tie Stall Cow Comfort Workshop
Featured Speaker
Dan McFarland, Penn State
Dan McFarland is known for his research surrounding heat stress abatement techniques and stall, barn and ventilation design.


Freestall Cow Comfort

Dec 3 - SCNY
Preble Hill Dairy
6993 W Bennett Hollow Rd, Preble
Registration or Questions:
Betsy Hicks 607.391.2673 bjh246@cornell.edu

Dec 4 - CNY
A.M.: Old Town of Florida Town Hall
167 Fort Hunter Rd, Amsterdam 12010
P.M.: Envision Dairy LLC
568 Langley Rd, Amsterdam 12020
Registration or Questions: herkimer@cornell.edu | 315.866.7920

Tie Stall Cow Comfort

Dec 12 - CNY
Ju-Vindale Holsteins
2074 Ballina Rd, Cazenovia
Registration or Questions: herkimer@cornell.edu | 315.866.7920

Register online with link above for the Amsterdam location only. Note: Your transaction may take up to 60 seconds to complete. To help avoid duplicate registrations, please wait and do not click the "Register for Event" button more than once.

Or fill out the registration form on the attached pdf and return it to:
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Herkimer County
5657 State Route 5
Herkimer, NY 13350.

Please call 315.866.7920 if you have any questions.

Registration allows us to communicate any cancellations or changes in arrangements.

Note that if you receive a blank registration confirmation, please email herkimer@cornell.edu and we will forward you the correct confirmation. This has been a problem for some email servers such as Yahoo and Verizon.


Cow Comfort Flyer 2019 (PDF; 1943KB)









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