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.





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Academy for Dairy Executives

December 12 - February 21, 2018

Most Recent Dairy Content

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. 

Do's and Don'ts When Facing Financial Difficulty

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

Last Modified: August 1, 2016

The following, prepared by Wayne A. Knoblauch, Professor in the Department of Applied Economics and Management Cornell University in 2009, is applicable today.  

Article was reprinted in the August 2016 issue of the Central New York Dairy News

Ten Key Herd Management Opportunities on Dairy Farms

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

Last Modified: August 1, 2016

Article from the August 2016 edition of the Central New York Dairy News

Written by: Tom Overton, Larry Chase, Jason Karszes, Mike Van Amburgh, and David Galton, Department of Animal Science and PRO-DAIRY, Cornell University 2009, but still applicable today. 





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Upcoming Events

Beef Producer Meeting

July 20, 2017
6:30 pm
Little Falls, NY

The CNY Dairy, Livestock and Field Crops Team is hosting a meeting for local beef producers.

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Academy for Dairy Executives

December 12 - February 21, 2018

The Academy for Dairy Executives Program (Academy) is an educational opportunity for progressive dairy executives. 

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Announcements

2017 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.


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