Dairy Modernization

Dairy ModernizationMoving from older tie stall barns to milking parlors and free stall barns allows for increased cow numbers and labor efficiency.  Careful planning is needed to make the move profitable and one that allows for future growth on the farm.





Past Relevant Events

2014 Dairy Day ~ Afternoon Session Presentations

March 11, 2014

Cooperstown, NY

2014 Dairy Day ~ Morning Session Presentations

March 11, 2014

Cooperstown, NY

Open House / Drive Yourself Tour

August 19, 2014
10:30am - 3:00pm

Most Recent Dairy Modernization Content

Cow Comfort in Tie Stall Barns

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

Last Modified: May 12, 2014

An article on cow comfort in tie stall barns by Dave Balbian in the PRO-DAIRY section of the August 2013 edition of Dairy Business East.

Cow Comfort Videos

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

Last Modified: May 12, 2014

Cow comfort is an important issue for cow health and milk production.  Dairy specialist Dave Balbian worked with Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chenango County to put together two video on cow comfort, one in tie stall barns and the other in free stall barns.





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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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