Dairy

DairyDairy is the leading agricultural industry in New York State, and the state ranks third in the country for milk production. Our seven counties in central New York form a vibrant dairy region, with 915 dairy farms of many different sizes and production systems. The value of product sold annually is over 244 million dollars.





Relevant Events

Ins and Outs of the Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) Program~Ballston Spa

June 10, 2019
7-8:30 pm
Ballston Spa, NY

Ins and Outs of the Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) Program~Cooperstown

June 11, 2019
7-8:30 pm
Cooperstown, NY

Ins and Outs of the Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) Program~Fonda

June 12, 2019
7-8:30 pm
Fonda, NY

Most Recent Dairy Content

An Extra Pound of Feed

David Balbian, Area Dairy Specialist
Central New York Dairy and Field Crops

Last Modified: April 15, 2019

If the average cow in your dairy herd were to consume an extra pound of feed per day what would happen? 


Hoards Dairyman Article: They Bulked up Component Production

David Balbian, Area Dairy Specialist
Central New York Dairy and Field Crops

Last Modified: July 18, 2018

Although the NYFVI Grant using precision feed management to improve profitability on dairy farms is complete, an article about success on two participating farms appeared in the April 10, 2018 issue of Hoard's Dairyman.


Brainstorming Ideas to Keep Cows Milking with This Year's Wet Weather

David Balbian, Area Dairy Specialist
Central New York Dairy and Field Crops

Last Modified: June 16, 2017

Rain that never seems to stop has caused lots of frustration. Attached are some ideas to consider to overcome the effects of late harvested 1st cutting on milk production. 





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Upcoming Events

Ins and Outs of the Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) Program~Ballston Spa

June 10, 2019
7-8:30 pm
Ballston Spa, NY

Free to attend, registration is required.
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Ins and Outs of the Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) Program~Cooperstown

June 11, 2019
7-8:30 pm
Cooperstown, NY

Free to attend, registration is required.
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Ins and Outs of the Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) Program~Fonda

June 12, 2019
7-8:30 pm
Fonda, NY

Free to attend, registration is required.
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Announcements

First Cutting Forage Quality Project

The CNY Dairy, Livestock and Field Crops Team has begun monitoring hay fields for our First Cutting Forage Quality Project. If you aren't familiar there is a very good correlation between alfalfa height and the level of Neutral Detergent Fiber in not only alfalfa but also grasses.

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.

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