Livestock

LivestockThe livestock industry in New York totals $2.4 billion. For livestock marketing, New York ranks 39th for cattle and calf production, 20th for egg production, 24th for chicken production excluding broilers, 30th for hog and pig production, and 25th for sheep and lamb production.

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Beef Quality Assurance

July 7, 2022
July 13, 2022
August 8 - August 9, 2022August 11, 2022
October 5 - October 6, 2022

Beef Cattle Production 101 Slides

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

Last Modified: March 10, 2021

Wool Classification 101 Presentation Slides

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

Last Modified: February 10, 2021

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


Recommendations for Livestock Sales During COVID-19

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

Last Modified: July 31, 2020

Information for those hosting sales as well as attending and purchasing livestock from sales


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


Five Tips for Winter Cow Feeding

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

Last Modified: February 7, 2020

Get Certified BQAT

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

Last Modified: February 7, 2020

Get PQA Certified

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

Last Modified: February 7, 2020

Reduce Lamb Loss article

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

Last Modified: February 7, 2020

2019 Central New York Feeder Calf Sale

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

Last Modified: December 6, 2019

Plan now for the CNY Fall 2019 Feeder Calf Sale


African Swine Fever: What You Need to Know

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

Last Modified: April 16, 2019

Article from Pork Checkoff


Mandatory Ear Tags for Beef Cattle and Swine for 2020

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

Last Modified: April 16, 2019

Sheep and Goat Scrapies Eradication Program

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

Last Modified: April 16, 2019

USDA Continues to Prevent African Swine Fever from Entering the U.S.

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

Last Modified: April 16, 2019

USDA Press Release No. 0034.19


Flushing ewes prior to fall breeding season

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

Last Modified: April 15, 2019

Breeding ewes for fall lambing is becoming more common in our seedstock operations, however large commercial operations have been using this method for many years. 


Johne's Disease in Beef Herds

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

Last Modified: April 15, 2019

Article by  By: Dr. Melanie Hemenway, DVM NYSCHAP Coordinator


Late gestation requirements for ewes prior to lambing

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

Last Modified: April 15, 2019

Quite often producers tend to forget about the nutrition requirements their ewes need to maintain themselves, as well as their fetus. Approximately 80 percent of fetal growth occurs in the last 4-6 weeks of gestation. 


Why is early castration on bull calves important?

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

Last Modified: April 15, 2019

This topic has come up regularly over the past few months. There are many opinions on this specific topic, however there are more pros than cons of castrating bull calves earlier in life. There has been quite a lot of research done by universities, across the country in the past few years on this topic. They have indicated there is a slight increase of weight seen in steers at the end vs. bull calves, they have also been able to identify that calves castrated in the first 30 days tend to have higher quality carcasses, than calves castrated at 6 months of age. 

- Ashley McFarland,- Livestock Specialist- Central New York Dairy, Livestock, and Field Crops Regional Team





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Internship/Temporary Positions through 9/30 available.  Looking to fill 5 vacancies in Eastern New York.

Duty Stations include:
  • Cooperstown
  • Ghent
  • Fultonville
  • Middletown
  • Millbrook
  • Schoharie
  • Troy
Excellent advancement opportunities.
Starting Pay $15-$20/per hour.
Deadline to apply is June 1, 2022. Send resume, by location:

Fultonville Sandra.Scott@usda.gov
Middletown Hans.Persoon@usda.gov
Millbrook Chelsea.Miglierelli@usda.gov
Cooperstown/Schoharie Kathryn.Hemstreet@usda.gov
Ghent/Troy Matthew.Forrest@usda.gov