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

Artificial Insemination Training Course~Stillwater

June 25 - June 26, 2024 : Artificial Insemination Training Course~Stillwater
Stillwater, NY

Artificial Insemination Training Course~Earlville

July 15 - July 16, 2024 : Artificial Insemination Training Course~Earlville
Earlville, NY

North American Manure EXPO

July 17 - July 18, 2024
Auburn, NY

Fresh Cow Health Disorders - Spanish

July 19, 2024
July 26, 2024
August 2, 2024
August 9, 2024
August 16, 2024
August 23, 2024
August 30, 2024

Cornell Cow Convos Podcast Series

Nicole Tommell, Area Ag Business Management Specialist/Team Leader
Central New York Dairy and Field Crops

Last Modified: December 1, 2023

New podcast series offered by PRO-DAIRY and Cornell Cooperative Extension that is released on the last Thursday of the month.


David Balbian's Retirement Statement

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

Last Modified: March 16, 2023

Transition Cow Tuesday Recordings

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

Last Modified: December 14, 2021

A list of YouTube videos of the Transition Cow Tuesday sessions.


2021 Dairy Day Presentations

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

Last Modified: March 19, 2021

The slides from the virtual 2021 Dairy Day are available now!


EIDL Loan Program Information-Fact Sheet #5

Nicole Tommell, Area Ag Business Management Specialist/Team Leader
Central New York Dairy and Field Crops

Last Modified: August 31, 2020

Fact Sheet #5 - It's not over until… The EIDL loan program reopens, but only for farms. Here is what you need to know to apply. Also, the PPP still has money! (and a few policy updates) - May 11, 2020

Elizabeth Higgins, Eastern NY Commercial Horticulture Program, Nicole Tommell, Central NY Dairy, Livestock and Field Crops Program and Myron Thurston, CCE Madison County


PPP and EIDL Fact Sheet #4

Nicole Tommell, Area Ag Business Management Specialist/Team Leader
Central New York Dairy and Field Crops

Last Modified: August 31, 2020

PPP Update


VIDEO: Early Corn Silage Harvest 2020

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

Last Modified: August 25, 2020

Dialing into your best dairy

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

Last Modified: June 29, 2020

A Podcast Series 

Hosted by Cornell Cooperative Extension Regional Dairy Specialists and Cornell CALS PRO-DAIRY


PPP and USDA Presentation

Nicole Tommell, Area Ag Business Management Specialist/Team Leader
Central New York Dairy and Field Crops

Last Modified: April 27, 2020

CARES Act's Emergency Resources for Farm Businesses: PPP

Nicole Tommell, Area Ag Business Management Specialist/Team Leader
Central New York Dairy and Field Crops

Last Modified: April 2, 2020

The recent CARES Act provided additional emergency funding through Small Business Administration (SBA) for businesses who are facing losses due to CORVID-19.  


Interim Guidance for Animal Care Operations

Ashley McFarland, Area Livestock Specialist
Central New York Dairy and Field Crops

Last Modified: March 25, 2020

Interim Guidance for Animal Care Operations release from New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets on March 22, 2020.


Novel Coronavirus Prevention & Control

Ashley McFarland, Area Livestock Specialist
Central New York Dairy and Field Crops

Last Modified: March 25, 2020

Article from The Ag Workforce Journal


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. 

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. 

Dairy Market Watch May 2015

Kevin Ganoe, Area Field Crop Specialist
Central New York Dairy and Field Crops

Last Modified: May 29, 2015

An educational newsletter to keep producers informed of changing market factors affecting the dairy industry.



Program on Dairy Markets and Policy

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

Last Modified: May 29, 2015

Stay up-to-date on the dairy market situation. This link will take you to a monthly dairy situation & outlook commentary from Mark Stephenson & Bob Cropp, University of Wisconsin, Madison. They are two of the leading dairy economists in the nation. 

Calculating Marginal Milk Protein Income

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

Last Modified: May 18, 2014

Balancing amino acids can lead to higher profitability by higher milk protein but there is a cost.  Suggestions on how to calculate if balancing will pay for you.

Corn Silage Quality/Quantity Now Critical for Some...

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

Last Modified: May 9, 2014

Article originally in August 2011 Dairy News

Consider balancing your ration for amino acids

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

Last Modified: May 1, 2014

Article from April 2012 Central New York Dairy News

Forage Shortfalls

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

Last Modified: May 1, 2014

From an article published in the August 2012 Central New York Dairy News

Grain Feeding

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

Last Modified: May 1, 2014

From an article first printed in the August 2012 Central New York Dairy News.

Now is the Time to Get Your Herd Ready for Hot Weather

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

Last Modified: May 1, 2014

Article from Central New York Dairy News April 2012

Are you and your cows ready for the summer heat?

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

Last Modified: April 30, 2014

Summer arrives every year in June and our dairy cattle are always negatively affected by the summer heat and humidity.

CP or MP?

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

Last Modified: April 30, 2014

Is Your Ration Balanced for Crude Protein (CP) or Metabolizable Protein (MP)? CP is Old School Technology!


Info on the Dairy Acceleration Program

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

Last Modified: April 30, 2014

The Dairy Acceleration Program is an initiative of Governor Cuomo, in partnership with the NY Department of Agriculture and Markets and the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation. The program is designed to enhance profitability of New York dairy farms and to maintain a commitment to environmentally responsible growth.

June is Dairy Month and the Economic Squeeze Continues...

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

Last Modified: April 30, 2014

This is an article from the June 2012 CNY Dairy News

Opportunity Areas Affecting Herd Profitability

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

Last Modified: April 30, 2014



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Upcoming Events

Parasite Fecal Analysis Roadshow II

June 10, 2024 : SUNY Morrisville
Morrisville, NY


June 24, 2024 : Washington County Fairgrounds Office
Greenwich, NY


July 1, 2024 : Cobleskill
Cobleskill, NY

Artificial Insemination Training Course~Stillwater

June 25 - June 26, 2024 : Artificial Insemination Training Course~Stillwater
Stillwater, NY

Artificial Insemination Training Course~Earlville

July 15 - July 16, 2024 : Artificial Insemination Training Course~Earlville
Earlville, NY

Announcements

Cash Rent and Custom Harvest Survey

To date, there is limited information available about rental rates and fees for crop harvesting.  Farms can use this valuable information for their farm business planning to help improve decision making and profitability. 

The data that is collected, and the subsequent reports/findings/resources will be helpful for all of us to answer that call of "What's the average rental rate in my area?" and "How much do people charge to combine oats?"



Farmers Can Join MeatSuite For Free!

MeatSuite.com is a free resource provided by Cornell University where NY meat farmers can create a farm profile and list their bulk (wholes, halves, quarters) and bundled (i.e. Grilling Bundle) meat products.

Why should farmers join?

1. It's free and easy!
2. Connect with more local customers. In the past year the MeatSuite.com farm directory had 8,300 visits from New York consumers. Farm profiles get as many as 25 views per month from potential local customers. We also spotlight MeatSuite farms on social media and bring attention and purchases to farms through highlights and giveaways.

How do I join?

Farmers can visit https://www.meatsuite.com/farmers/ to create a free farm profile. You must list at least one product for your farm's profile to go live. You'll also have access to Cornell's free Meat Price Calculator, a helpful tool for pricing your meat to make a profit.

While you're on MeatSuite, check out the "Creating Consumer-Friendly Bulk Meats" publication on the log-in page. It has tips on how to create bulk meat products that are easier for first-time buyers to say "yes" to.

If you have any questions as you create your farm profile or products, we're here to help! Please email Matt LeRoux at mnl28@cornell.edu.


Sign Up for Our Weekly E-Newsletter

We send out a bi-weekly e-newsletter that has announcements, upcoming programs, and opportunities for you!  Registration is quick, easy, and free.  Click here to sign up today!

Spotted Lanternfly

Lycorma delicatula, or Spotted Lanternfly (SLF), is an invasive plant hopper from Asia and is an agricultural pest. In the United States, it was first found in Pennsylvania in 2014. Spotted Lanternfly has been found in New York State on Staten Island, all New York City boroughs, Long Island, Port Jervis, Sloatsburg, Orangeburg, Ithaca, Binghamton, Middletown, Newburgh, Highland, and the Buffalo area. SLF threatens the agriculture and forestry industries, and is also a nuisance pest. The nymphs and adults feed on over 70 different plants, but is especially detrimental to grapes, a black walnut, hops, maple trees and apples. New York State Ag and Markets supported CCE efforts to help bring awareness to communities and we developed this Public Service Announcement and would appreciate you sharing it with your member lists. 



CCE Livestock Program Work Team

See the Livestock Program Work Team website for news, upcoming programs, and NYS Slaughterhouse Map.