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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Back to Basics: Herd Management Lessons from COVID-19

Last Modified: June 29, 2020

Proper Euthanasia Practices

Casey Havekes, Dairy Management
North Country Regional Ag Team

Last Modified: June 29, 2020

How to Manange COVID-19 Risks on Dairy Farms

Last Modified: March 19, 2020

Apps in Ag

Last Modified: June 24, 2019

You can Never be too prepared for an Emergency

Lindsay Ferlito, Dairy Management
North Country Regional Ag Team

Last Modified: February 5, 2019

Key Points to Remener when Composting Livestock

Lindsay Ferlito, Dairy Management
North Country Regional Ag Team

Last Modified: December 4, 2018

Mortality Disposal Guidance

Lindsay Ferlito, Dairy Management
North Country Regional Ag Team

Last Modified: October 24, 2018

2018 Feed Dealer Seminars

Tatum Langworthy, Sr. Administrative Assistant
North Country Regional Ag Team

Last Modified: October 17, 2018

Residential Agricultural Discount Application

Lindsay Ferlito, Dairy Management
North Country Regional Ag Team

Last Modified: April 2, 2018

Cowlicks: An Indicator of Attitude

Last Modified: March 7, 2018

Have you thought about how trucking affects the value of your animals?

Ron Kuck, Livestock Specialist
North Country Regional Ag Team

Last Modified: March 7, 2018

Marketing Your Lambs and Goats at the Auction

Betsy Hodge, Livestock Specialist
North Country Regional Ag Team

Last Modified: March 7, 2018
Marketing Your Lambs and Goats at the Auction

Sheep AI - It's Not What You Think

Betsy Hodge, Livestock Specialist
North Country Regional Ag Team

Last Modified: March 7, 2018

Labels - What can you believe?

Betsy Hodge, Livestock Specialist
North Country Regional Ag Team

Last Modified: September 7, 2017

Plan 70%, Leave 30% Flexible

Ron Kuck, Livestock Specialist
North Country Regional Ag Team

Last Modified: July 10, 2017

Wool You Be Mine?

Betsy Hodge, Livestock Specialist
North Country Regional Ag Team

Last Modified: July 10, 2017
Wool You Be Mine?

Ready, Set, Pasture

Betsy Hodge, Livestock Specialist
North Country Regional Ag Team

Last Modified: May 30, 2017

Colostrum and Calf Productivity in our Cow/Calf Operations

Ron Kuck, Livestock Specialist
North Country Regional Ag Team

Last Modified: April 26, 2017
Colostrum and Calf Productivity in our Cow/Calf Operations

In the dairy world monitoring newborn calves for Ig (immunoglobulins or antibodies) absorption from colostrum is very common. Calves that do not receive adequate levels of Ig from colostrum can experience increased sickness and mortality. It has also been researched that Ig absorption from colostrum is crucial to being a healthier adult with enhanced feed efficiency and milk production. It is reasonable to assume the same holds true for beef cattle.

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…

Beef Cutting Class at Cobleskill

Mackenzie Waro, Meat Processing and Marketing
North Country Regional Ag Team

Last Modified: June 9, 2016

Is Your Farm Prepared For a Crisis? Part 1

Libby Eiholzer, Bilingual Dairy
Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops

Last Modified: March 23, 2016
Is Your Farm Prepared For a Crisis? Part 1

Are you ready for an undercover video to be released depicting animal abuse on your dairy farm? Who could be ready for that?

Can value be added to Holstein bull calves?

Last Modified: December 9, 2015
Can value be added to Holstein bull calves?

With favorable market conditions, it can be profitable raising dairy beef. 



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Upcoming Events

Beat the Heat! Heat Stress Management Program

June 22, 2021
June 30, 2021
: Heat Stress Management Program

June 22, 2021

7:00pm - 8:30pm

Kelly Farm

2270 DeKalb Kelly Rd

Rensselaer Falls

June 30, 2021

7:00pm - 8:30pm

Miner Institute Dairy Barn

1034 Miner Farm Rd Chazy, NY

Calf Barn Ventilation Program

July 27 - July 28, 2021

Join us for a free on-farm demonstration and discussion about the importance of adequate calf barn ventilation and the impacts ventilation has on calf health and performance. This program is applicable to any sized dairy farm, and any type of barn ventilation system.

 

Announcements

Managing Forages through Drought Webinars

Part 1: Managing Pastures in Drought may be viewed here: https://vod.video.cornell.edu/media/1_19bj2cuc

Part 2: Stored Forages: Winter Feed Supply Beyond the Drought may be viewed here: https://vod.video.cornell.edu/media/1_ql576klx


The Coronavirus (COVID-19) is spreading rapidly across the world.

Although cities have the most sick people, the disease has reached rural communities of New York as well. Everyone needs to take this very seriously. Agriculture is an essential business, so many of us will continue to go to work. However, we all need to take precautions to stay safe and help prevent further spread of the disease. The key things to do are limit contact with other people and keep everything very clean. We've prepared a new resource to help Spanish- and English-speaking farm employees access credible, multi-lingual information that they can use right away. Here are this links to a printable resource for farms to use:
English COVID 19 Procedures
Spanish COVID 19 Procedures


To see a full list of other relevant resources, click here.




How to Manage COVID-19 Risk on Dairy Farms

Straightforward helpful steps to manage risk on dairy farms!  We are happy to help talk farms through these steps and develop risk management plans for protecting owners and team members. Reach out to Kelsey O'Shea via email kio3@cornell.edu for more information.



Update - Regional Ag Team Operations during COVID-19

Click here to get the updated information on our operations.


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