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Cornell PRO-DAIRY and NWNY Regional Teams 2-day Cow Comfort Program.


Cow Comfort Program - Freestall & Tie Stall

  • Monday, December 2, 2019, 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Tuesday, December 10, 2019, 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM

The Cornell PRO-DAIRY and NWNY Regional Teams are collaborating to present the following in your region. The Cow Comfort Workshops are an educational program for farmers, employees and agriservice professionals who work directly with dairy cows. The workshops will cover economics of improving cow comfort, stall design and management, stocking density, heat abatement and effects on production. Two separate sessions will be held: one to focus on freestall cow comfort and one to focus on tie stall cow comfort. Each session will include an on-farm portion where attendees walk through facility assessment. Each Cow Comfort Workshop is a day-long program held from 9:30 am to 3 pm. The program will be held on farm with a combination of presentations, demonstrations, farm walk-throughs and discussion.

Freestall Cow Comfort Workshop - nwnyteam.cce.cornell.edu/events.php

LOCATION: Mulligan Farm - 5403 Barber Rd, AvonDATE: Monday, December 2

REGISTRATION or QUESTIONS: Brandie Waite - call (585) 343-3040 ext 138 or email bls238@cornell.edu

FEATURED SPEAKER: Rick Grant, PhD, President of Miner Institute - Dr. Grant is well-known for his research surrounding stocking density and time budgets for dairy cattle.

Tie Stall Cow Comfort Workshopnwnyteam.cce.cornell.edu/events.php

DATE: Tuesday, December 10

LOCATION: Daryl Z. Martin’s Farm - 2086 Havens Corners Rd, Penn Yan

REGISTRATION or QUESTIONS: Brandie Waite - call (585) 343-3040 ext 138 or email bls238@cornell.edu

FEATURED SPEAKER: Lindsay Ferlito, North Country Regional Ag Team - Lindsay previously worked for the Novus C.O.W.S. Program, conducting on-farm cow comfort assessments and providing farmers with herd-specific feedback. She’s recently completed a research project focusing on cow comfort in tie stall barns.

Thank you and hope to see you at one of these workshops. Feel free to reach out to us with questions.

Margaret Quaasdorff, maq27@cornell.edu, 585-405-2567

Libby Eiholzer, geg24@cornell.edu, 607-793-4847

Last updated October 30, 2019