Greetings All,

Please join the Northern NY Beef Producers for a great meeting and dinner on April 3rd at 6pm at the Club restaurant in Canton to discuss vaccinations and preconditioning of of beef cows and calves. Dinner sponsored by Merck. Guest speaker Dr.Grant Crawford from Minnesota.

Please RSVP this week!! See flyer with more details NNYBPA mtg 4-3-17.

Joe Eisle

Central New York Beef Producers Spring Feeder Calf Sale – April 14, 2017

We’re releasing an unsorted, preliminary YouTube video in anticipation of our April 14, 2017 CNY Beef Producers’ Feeder calf Tele-auction. View video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iSE5q0Ic57o&feature=youtu.be.

Hereford breeders please excuse our misspelling your breed name! That improvement along with sorting by lots as correctly as possible will be released in a final video when graded by USDA-Agricultural Marketing Service standards the first week of April!

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NNY Spring Beef Week starts Tuesday

Strategies to Get Your Calves to 700 Pounds to Meet Buyers’ Expectations
Mike Baker, Cornell University

Join us to look at strategies for calving at different times of year, feeding, housing and costs to getting calves to 700 pounds.
Could a local retired dairy fill this void?
Mike Baker will be available for farm visits during the day—call or email to schedule.

Find a location near you!

Tuesday March 21 – Westport Extension Office—6:00 pm

Wednesday March 22—Brushton, Scotty’s Diner— 6:30 pm

Thursday March 23—Extension Learning Farm, Canton—7:00 pm

Friday March 24—Watertown Extension Office—6:30 pm

$5.00 per person at the door ($6.00 in Brushton, includes dessert and coffee)

To register or for more info contact your local office:
Linda Gilliland—Westport llg46@cornell.edu 518-962-4810 or Laurie Davis lsd22@cornell.edu – same number
Diane Dumont—Brushton drd9@cornell.edu 518-483-7403
Betsy Hodge—Canton bmf9@cornell.edu 315-379-9192
Ron Kuck—Watertown rak76@cornell.edu 315-788-8450

Bull Genetics and Selecting Herd Sire Seminar

The Vermont Beef Producers is proud to announce the upcoming seminar with Phil Trowbridge of Trowbridge Angus.  We are thrilled that he was available to come speak to VT and New York Beef producers about the importance of using improved genetics in your herd.

Phil is a 6th generation farmer and his family has been in the Beef Industry for more than 60 years.  Phil is recognized as one of the top Angus Breed promoters and producers in the country.  He has served as past President of The American Angus Association. Phil annually sells 40-50 Bulls along with an annual heifer sale and helps with the New York Beef Producers Feeder Sale.

Phil will be discussing the importance of using quality genetics and the long-term impacts that proper bull selection can have on your herd.  Remember, the bull you use this year can have an impact on your herd for years to come.  We hope you’ll join us for this informative opportunity on Saturday, March 18th at 10:30AM at the Sudbury School in Sudbury, VT.  After the presentation, everyone is welcome to visit Mountain Meadows Farm also in Sudbury to view some Angus and Charolais bulls.

Directions to the Sudbury school are as follows:
From Rt 30 take RT 73 East for ¼ mile school house road is on the right and school is the first driveway on the left.
From RT 7 take RT 73 West out of Brandon for 5 miles, school house road will be on your left. The school driveway will be the first on left.   If you reach RT 30 you have gone too far.

Maria Slattery, Marketing & Sales Manager, Farm Fresh Radio 102.9  maria@farmfreshradio.com (802) 758-5000

A.I. Training Course to be held in Ontario County, April 7-8

While proper artificial insemination technique is important in any farm’s reproductive program, understanding the cow’s anatomy and physiology is also essential.  In this two-day class, participants will learn the biology of bovine reproduction, giving them a better understanding of the whole reproductive system.  Hands-on practice with cows will teach them proper insemination technique.  The training will consist of both classroom sessions and hands-on practice. Genex along with Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock and Field Crops Team will offer this training.

Friday April 7 – Saturday April 8
Willow Bend Farm, 1159 County Road 7 Shortsville, NY
10:00 am- 3:30pm

REGISTRATION required by MARCH 31.

To register, please contact Cathy Wallace, cfw6@cornell.edu, 585-343-3040 x 138. Register online at https://nwnyteam.cce.cornell.edu/events.php.

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