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Economic Impact of Stall Stocking Density

Lindsay Ferlito, Dairy Management
North Country Regional Ag Team

Last Modified: April 26, 2017
Economic Impact of Stall Stocking Density

At the Cow Comfort Conference, hosted by your North Country Regional Ag Team, in Syracuse this March 2017, Dr. Albert De Vries, University of Florida, spoke on the economics of cow comfort. While overstocking can improve economic returns on investments in facilities, it can have negative impacts on the cow, so how much can you overstock before you reduce your profitability? The optimal stocking density will vary from farm to farm, and within farm under different circumstances. Dr. De Vries highlighted some key things to consider to get a better idea of what overcrowding might be costing you. 

Grants for Small, Beginning Farmers

Kelsey O'Shea, Agriculture Business Development
North Country Regional Ag Team

Last Modified: January 23, 2017

On December 16, 2016, Liz Higgins, from the Eastern NY Horticulture team, joined us in Plattsburgh, NY to lead a discussion on the current grants and other incentives available for beginning and small farms.

Farm Finance 101

Kelsey O'Shea, Agriculture Business Development
North Country Regional Ag Team

Last Modified: December 28, 2016

Ever wish you paid more attention in that accounting class? Maybe you're a bit rusty on financial ratios, or looking to learn something new. Each month I will go over an accounting or finance topic as it relates to your farm business, so stay tuned! This month is on leverage and repayment capacity measures:





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Upcoming Events

2017 Dairy Summit

December 13, 2017
10am - 3pm
Canton, NY

Speakers
Matt Draper, Executive Director of the Shipley Center for
Innovations, Clarkson University
Lindsay Ferlito, Kimberley Morrill, and Kelsey O'Shea,
North Country Regional Ag Team
Frank Welcome, Sr. Extension Associate, Quality Milk Production Services (QMPS)

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2017 Dairy Summit

December 20, 2017
10am - 3pm
Malone, NY

Speakers
Matt Draper, Executive Director of the Shipley Center for
Innovations, Clarkson University
Lindsay Ferlito, Kimberley Morrill, and Kelsey O'Shea,
North Country Regional Ag Team
Frank Welcome, Sr. Extension Associate, Quality Milk Production Services (QMPS)

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Jefferson County Dairy Scene

January 23, 2018
10am - 3pm
Watertown, NY

Keynote Address: Generational and Consumer Product Trends or "Why don't people serve milk with dinner anymore?"
Matt Draper, Executive Director of the Shipley Center for Innovations, Clarkson University.

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Announcements

2017 NYS & VT Corn Silage Trial Data Tables

Preliminary results of the 2017 Corn Silage Variety Trials conducted in New York and Vermont are now available. Twenty-three 80-95-RM hybrids and forty-nine 96-100 RM hybrids were grown at each of 3 trial sites. Two sites were placed in NYS (Central and Northern NY) while one was in Northern VT. A PDF document listing preliminary data tables may be accessed in at this link:

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Issues with Potato Leafhopper??

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