HERKIMER CO., N.Y. — Cornell Cooperative Extension’s (CCE) Central NY Dairy, Livestock, and Field Crops Team (CNYDLFC) is hosting “Hands-On Feeder School Training” for area dairy producers and employees who feed cows with a total mixed ration. Feed costs, which include the cost to produce homegrown feeds and the cost of purchased feed, are the most significant expense on a dairy farm. Carrying out an accurate and consistent mix of feed is critical to achieving high production and healthy cows. This training will take place on Thursday, November 3rd, 10 am – 3 pm in Richfield Springs. For information and how to register, go to https://cnydfc.cce.cornell.edu/event.php?id=1984

The program features experts in the field of dairy nutrition. The program will begin at the Tally-Ho Restaurant in Richfield Springs and move to Woodlawn Dairy after lunch. Several hands-on experiences will take place at Woodlawn Dairy. Topics on the farm include how to conduct a TMR audit, mixer wagon troubleshooting, and bunker silo management.

Registration is required by October 31. The cost is $50 per person and includes lunch and all materials. Register at the link above. Contact the CNYDLFC Team for more information by email at cnydlfc@cornell.edu or by calling 315-866-7920.

The Central New York Dairy, Livestock, and Field Crops (CNYDLFC) Team is a Cornell Cooperative Extension partnership between Cornell University and the CCE Associations in Chenango, Fulton, Herkimer, Madison, Montgomery, Otsego, Saratoga, and Schoharie Counties. For more information about the CNYDLFC Team, see https://cnydfc.cce.cornell.edu/.