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Cornell offers 'Hands-On Feeder' dairy training

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Press release:

Cornell Cooperative Extension’s (CCE) Northwest NY Dairy, Livestock and Field Crops Team (NWNY Team) 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 home-grown feeds and the cost of purchased feed, are the largest 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 be held from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and will be offered at two different locations. November 10 at Old Acres Farm in Perry, NY and on November 11 at Bonna Terra Farm in West Bloomfield, NY. Register online at: or call Brandie Waite at 585-343-3040 ext. 138.

The program features experts in the field of dairy nutrition and will include several hands-on learning stations. Topics will include how to conduct a TMR audit, mixer wagon troubleshooting, feeder safety and bunker silo management. The training will be offered in English and Spanish at each site.

Registration is required by November 7, 2022. Cost is $50 per person and includes lunch and all materials. Register at the link above.  Contact Margaret Quaassdorff for more information by email at or call 585-405-2567.

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