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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Relevant Event

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

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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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.


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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.