Forages

ForagesForages grow well on Central NY soils to provide the quantity and quality of feed needed for the dairy and livestock industry. Over 243,000 acres of hay, haylage, and baleage are grown each year along with 56,000 acres of corn silage.

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Biggest Bang for the Crop Buck

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

Last Modified: April 15, 2019

Here is my list of biggest bang for the buck ideas coming into the 2019 cropping season


Biostimulants: What are they and do they work?

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

Last Modified: April 15, 2019

In recent years, biostimulants have sparked an interest with many crop producers. With these products getting more attention, we find there is much to debate on their effectiveness. Before we discuss whether Extension recommends them, let's talk about the different types and what they actually do.


Feeding High Forage Diets Successfully

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

Last Modified: April 15, 2019

You have probably read or heard of people feeding high forage diets to their dairy herds, but how feasible or practical is it? The feasibility comes in when we are able to also have good productivity. Anybody can feed a high forage diet, but if milk output suffers to any great degree, the benefits will almost always be lost to the economic value of the lost production, even with current milk prices.  






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Dairy Cattle Summer Research Update~Milford

July 16, 2019
7-9 pm
Milford, NY

After the day's work is done?
Come hear about two new research trials conducted by Julio Giordano's Lab.

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July 25 - July 27, 2019

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Beef Quality Assurance Training

July 30, 2019
6:00 pm
Cooperstown, NY

Beef Quality Assurance "BQA" Training

When: Tuesday, July 30th, at 6:00pm
Where: Rock Spring Farm - 490 Mill Road, Cooperstown NY 13326
Cost: $10 per farm
Registration: Deadline July 29, 2019

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