PINE BUSH, N.Y. — On the evening of May 28th, Cornell Cooperative Extension held a workshop at Watswyck Farm in Pine Bush on how to make quality baleage. Mother Nature gave another rainy performance, so with improvising, the workshop took place in the farm’s shop and bales were brought near the doorway. Because of the rain, there was a great turnout, with 33 attendees from the tri-county area with both dairy and beef backgrounds, some buying baleage, but most making it. Presenting were Joe Lawrence, Dairy Forage Systems Specialist for ProDairy at Cornell University and Ron Kuck, Livestock Extension Educator from Cayuga County. There was good discussion, samples of good and bad quality bales and a demonstration on checking density. At the end of the workshop, there was even a bale-wrapping demonstration from the farmer. There was a lot of positive feedback and everyone seemed to get something out of the workshop.
A big shout out to Hudson River Tractor for sponsoring the meal for the event.
Cornell Cooperative Extension and its partnerships provide programs for Orange County residents on youth and family development; nutrition, health, and food safety; community and economic vitality; and agricultural sustainability through Cornell based research. Committed to Orange County, we design programs to meet local needs to enable people to improve their lives and communities. For more information call Cornell Cooperative Extension Orange County at 845-344-1234 or visit our website at www.cceorangecounty.org.
–Cornell Cooperative Extension Orange County
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