cow comfort course

posted November 20, 2013

NNY Dairy Institute December Class Focused on Cow Comfort and Equipment MaintenanceScreen shot 2013-11-20 at 1.45.34 PM
Cow comfort and equipment maintenance and how they impact milk quality will be in focus for the second session of the Northern New York Dairy Institute winter 2013-14 course. Hygiene and teat end scoring and heat stress abatement strategies also part of the session organized by the Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) of Northern New York and Quality Milk Production Services (QMPS).  Speakers include Dr. Rick Watters of QMPS and Curt Gooch, a dairy facilities engineer with the Cornell PRO-Dairy Program.

The cost is $35 by pre-registration or $50 at the door for the 10am-3pm class of interest to dairies of all types interested in improving opportunities for quality milk production premium income. FSA borrower credits are available.

The class will be offered in:
Jefferson/Lewis counties: December 11, 2013 at the Farm Credit East office in Burrville;

St. Lawrence County: December 12, 2013 at the CCE Extension Learning Farm in Canton; and

Clinton, Essex, and Franklin counties: December 13, 2013 at Mo’s Pub and Grill in Malone.

The pre-registration deadline is two weeks prior to the class session. To register, contact Ron Kuck, CCE Jefferson County, 315-788-8450; Terri Taraska, CCE Lewis County, 315-376-5270; or for Clinton, Essex, Franklin and St. Lawrence counties: NNY Regional Dairy Specialist Kimberley Morrill, 518-564-0498

The Northern New York Dairy Institute provides milk producers with access to the expertise of Cornell University faculty, regional and state veterinarians, Quality Milk Production Services lab specialists, agricultural facility engineers, and others. FSA borrower credits are pending.

Cornell Cooperative Extension provides equal program and employment opportunities. Learn more about the dairy industry in Northern New York at