NNY Dairy Training session in Canton Feb. 2
Friday, December 24, 2010 - 2:13 pm

The next Northern NY Dairy Institute Training session in St. Lawrence County is set to start Wednesday, Feb. 2.

The training will focus on good calf management as a critical part of operating a dairy farm.

Nationally-respected calf and heifer management specialist Dr. Sam Leadley will be a featured guest speaker.

Leadley helped develop the “DCHA (Dairy Calf and Heifer Association) Gold Standards” for calf and heifer raising, and co-authored the Calf Manager CD with 40 teaching lessons.

Leadley writes a monthly Calf Connection column for the Northeast Dairy Business magazine, and edits the Calving Ease newsletter.

FSA Borrower credits are available for the course, which comprises six weekly three-hour classes offered by the Cornell Cooperative Extension Associations of Northern New York and WH Miner Institute, in partnership with the NY Center for Dairy Excellence and Cornell PRO-Dairy program.

The series of classes will focus on caring for the newborn calf, managing colostrum, feeding pre-weaned calves up to weaning, keeping calves healthy, housing considerations, and achieving efficiency in the calf enterprise. Special guest speakers are expected for some topics.

Registration with the $75 course fee is due two weeks before the course begins.

For more info, contact Cornell Cooperative Extension of St. Lawrence County’s Brent Buchanan, 379-9192, bab22@cornell.edu.