Category Archives: Extension

2014 Grazing Monitoring Charts

Central New York RC&D has prepared the 2014 version of its grazing monitoring charts. These and other resources are available at their website.

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NEPC 2013 Annual Meeting: Grain Supplementation

Brent Beidler, Beidler Family Farm, Randolph Center, VT was to make the last presentation for the session, Grain Supplementation Economics and Strategies for Pastured Dairy Cows. However, due to the weather he was unable to attend in person and our … Continue reading

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2013 Annual Meeting: Feeding Barley Sprouts

After Dr. Karreman finished his presentation, Fay Benson, Project Manager NY Organic Dairy Initiative, Cornell University, introduced the subject of feeding barley fodder (sprouts) to organic dairy cows and John Stoltzfus, Be-A-Blessing Organic Dairy near Whitesville, NY, who explained how … Continue reading

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NEPC 2013 Annual Meeting: Reading and Feeding Cows

With the impending snowstorm bearing down on Manchester, Session 5, Grain Supplementation Economics and Strategies for Pasture Dairy Cows began right after Mark Russell’s presentation. Dr. Andre Brito moderated this session. Andre introduced Dr. Hubert Karreman, DVM, Organic Valley CO-OP, … Continue reading

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NEPC 2013 Annual Meeting: Bedded Pack

At 7:00 PM, the members returned to Salon A for the Evening Session, Producer Showcase – Bedded Pack, the Complete Scoop. Mark Russell, Swallowdale Farm, Orwell, VT gave his presentation, Bedded Pack – Challenges and Benefits. Below is a picture … Continue reading

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NEPC 2013 Annual Meeting: Pasture Systems Design 2

Technical Session 1, Efficient Pasture Systems Design for Natural Features and Management Challenges continued with Rob DeClue, the second and last presenter in this session on pasture system design. Rob is Area Grazing Lands Management Specialist with the Chenago County … Continue reading

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European Beef Safety Research

ProSafeBeef is a European organization. The Mission of ProSafeBeef is to enable the beef chain in Europe to thrive and diversify and to deliver innovative, novel and improved fresh beef and beef products that are safe, high quality and consumer … Continue reading

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Ruminant Animal Production Using Tyfon, Forage Brassica

Ruminant Animal Production Using Tyfon, Forage Brassica Project Number: LNE89-12 (USDA-SARE Program) Principal Investigators: Mary Wiedenhoeft and Barbara A. Barton Performing Institution: University of Maine The major costs of Livestock operations in the Northeast are the purchase, production, and handling … Continue reading

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Internet Resources

Where do you go online for good solid information about farming? Well, here, of course, but there are many other great resources out there. One of the best: eOrganic. This project is sponsored by the USDA and Oregon State, and … Continue reading

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Gaining Ground

The NRCS, Virginia Cooperative Extension and others have worked together to interview farmers about management practices for the Gaining Ground project. The result: two videos, one on no-till and the other on grazing management. Gaining Ground Trailer: Successful Graziers Tell … Continue reading

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