Livestock

LivestockBeef cattle, sheep and goats are well suited to North Country farms and families due to the abundance of grass for hay and pasture, a cool weather growing season and ease of access to quality water. Livestock numbers have increased over 14% in the past 10 years suggesting they are occupying some of those farms that aren't as suitable to the intensive cropping required by modern dairies. Northern New York Livestock producers work together along with Cornell Cooperative Extension to improve their management and market their products locally and statewide.

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Most Recent Livestock Content

Colostrum and Calf Productivity in our Cow/Calf Operations

Ron Kuck, Livestock Specialist
North Country Regional Ag Team

Last Modified: April 26, 2017

What can I expect from a freezer lamb?

Betsy Hodge, Livestock Specialist
North Country Regional Ag Team

Last Modified: April 26, 2017

Farmer Tour of Cargill Meat Solutions

Betsy Hodge, Livestock Specialist
North Country Regional Ag Team

Last Modified: December 29, 2016
Farmer Tour of Cargill Meat Solutions

In November 2015 we had Mark Miller, Quality Control Manager for Cargill Meat Solutions in Wyalusing PA speak at our Beef Week meetings in Northern New York. We held a session in the afternoon for dairy farmers as well. Mr. Miller turned out to be a very interesting and candid speaker. Our beef group stayed and talked to him until 11:00 PM! In the end, we decided we should visit the plant for a tour. One year later…





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Upcoming Events

Open Farm Day

June 10, 2017

Adams Center, NY

Windsong Dairy

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School of Logging

July 10 - August 5, 2017

Prepare yourself to work successfully in mechanized timber harvesting operations! Learn
to safely operate common logging equipment and conduct an authentic timber harvesting operation,
tour regional logging operations and sawmills, and interact with professionals from all aspects
of the forest products supply chain.
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Announcements

Harvest NY Upcoming Programs/Workshops

Cured Meats Workshop
May 31-June 1, 2017
Cornell University

The course is ideally suited for:
  • Small-scale Meat Processors
  • Restaurant Owners
  • Producers Wanting Detailed Information

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Employment Opportunity

Assistant Farm Manager

Come grow with Indian Ladder Farms, a century-old, family-run farm in Capital District Region of New York State. Farm features 60 acres of apples (including 20% new plantings) small fruits, large retail farm market, cider mill and associated on-site farm brewery and cidery. Sales take place primarily on-farm with some direct-store retail. Job includes participation in administration of orchard IPM program, pick your own operation, direct-store sales management and general farm work. Salary and benefits commensurate with skill level and include possible housing option. Detailed job description is available at: www.indianladderfarms.com/employment-opportunities/.
E mail your cover letter and resume to peterteneyck@indianladderfarms.com.


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