Event Details

Date

December 12, 2019

Time

9:30am-3:00pm

Location

Ju-Vindale Holsteins
2074 Balina Rd
Cazenovia, NY 13035

Cost

This event is free.

Host

Central New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops

Pre-Registration Deadline: December 12, 2019

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Cow Comfort Program~Cazenovia

December 12, 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.

FREE TO ATTEND BUT REGISTRATION REQUIRED

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
https://scnydfc.cce.cornell.edu/event.php?id=983

Dec 4 - CNY
Amsterdam
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
https://cnydfc.cce.cornell.edu/event.php?id=996


Tie Stall Cow Comfort

Dec 12 - CNY
Ju-Vindale Holsteins
2074 Ballina Rd, Cazenovia
Registration or Questions: herkimer@cornell.edu | 315.866.7920
https://cnydfc.cce.cornell.edu/event.php?id=999

Register online with link above for the
Cazenovia location. 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.

prodairy.cals.cornell.edu


Cow Comfort Flyer 2019 (PDF; 1943KB)


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