AVON, N.Y. — A Cow Comfort Workshop for Freestall barns will be held on Monday, December 2 from 9:30am to 3:00pm at Mulligan Farm, 5403 Barber Rd., Avon, NY. Cow Comfort Workshops are an educational program for farmers, employees and agriservice professionals who work directly with dairy cows. The workshops will cover economics of improving cow comfort, stall design and management, stocking density, heat abatement and effects on production. The program will be held on farm with a combination of presentations, demonstrations, farm walk-throughs and discussion.
Topics to be Discussed:
- Why do We Care about Cow Comfort?
- Economics of Cow Comfort
- Stocking Density
- Ventilation and Heat Abatement
- Cow Comfort Assessment Tool
- Tour Host Farm & do Cow Comfort Assessment
Rick Grant, PhD, President of Miner Institute
Dr. Grant is well-known for his research surrounding stocking density and time budgets for dairy cattle
Pre-registration cost is $20 if enrolled in the NWNY Team, $30 if not enrolled in NWNY Team. At the door cost is $25 if enrolled in the NWNY Team, $35 if not enrolled in the NWNY Team. To register contact Brandie Waite at 585-343-3040 x138 or firstname.lastname@example.org or to register online visit: https://nwnyteam.cce.cornell.edu/events.php
The Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock and Field Crops Team is a partnership between Cornell University and the Cornell Cooperative Extension Associations serving dairy, livestock, and field crop farm businesses and supporting industries in these ten northwest New York counties: Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Niagara, Ontario, Orleans, Seneca, Wayne, Wyoming and Yates.
–Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock and Field Crops Team
Cornell Cooperative Extension
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