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In this issue:
  • 2017 DFBS Released
  • Agriservice Award Recipients
  • Dairy Improvement Conference: Remaining Competitive in a Global Market
  • Save the Date: Upcoming Programs

2017 New York Dairy Farm Business Summary Released

The 2017 New York Dairy Farm Business Summary is now released. Summarizing the annual business performance of 157 full-time dairy farms for 2017, the publication provides insights into the range of performance across the participating farms in 2017.

Highlights of the publication include:

  • Progress of the same farms from 2016 to 2017
  • Comparison of the top 10 percent of farms based on financial performance to the average farm
  • Consolidated financial statements and financial analysis of the average dairy farm
  • Business characteristics and financial performance for five different herd size ranges
  • Selected business and financial factor business charts for the average farm, top 10%, and five herd size groups

Agriservice Awards Presented at the Great NYS Fair

NYS Agriculture Commissioner Richard Ball and Cornell CALS PRO-DAIRY Specialists presented the PRO-DAIRY Agriservice Awards to George Mueller, Willow Bend Farm, Clifton Springs; Gerald R. Bertoldo, DVM, Batavia; and Peggy Murray, Copenhagen during the Dairy Day Recognition and Awards breakfast on August 30 at the NYS Fair. These awards are given in appreciation and recognition of outstanding contributions to NYS agriculture through support of PRO-DAIRY.​

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Dairy Improvement Conference:
Remaining Competitive in an Ever Changing Global Market

Cornell CALS PRO-DAIRY is partnering with Penn State Extension, Pennsylvania Center for Dairy Excellence (CDE), and leaders in the dairy industry to host the first-ever Dairy Business Improvement and Planning Conference November 7 and 8 at the Holiday Inn Harrisburg-Hershey, Grantville, PA. Ag Choice Farm Credit is offering four SmartStart credits to participants.

The conference provides a unique opportunity for participants to better understand the current state of the industry from industry experts, take a glimpse into the future, and learn how other producers found success by developing their own plan and taking action. This event will provide the opportunity, information, and tools for participants to take a realistic look at their business, consider alternatives, and take steps to develop their own unique formula for success.

Register for the Dairy Business Improvement Conference online or call 1-877-345-0691 or 1-814-865-1362.
Early bird registration by October 24 is $249 per person, with the second person from the same farm $199. A block of rooms is reserved at the Holiday Inn Harrisburg-Hershey, 604 Station Road, Grantville at the rate of $95 a night. Call 1-717-469-0661 and ask for the group code PUI. The rooms are available until October 7.

Save the Date!

Calving and Neonatal Calf Care Training

Regional Two-Day Workshops Held Statewide
October and November 2018
Reproductive Management Online Course
Begins October 2018

Academy for Dairy Executives
Sessions begin December 2018
Northern New York

Operations Managers Conference
January 22 - 23, 2019
Syracuse, New York
CDEP Management Symposium
February 26 - 27, 2019
Syracuse, New York

Herd Health and Nutrition Conference
April 8 - 9, 2019
Syracuse, New York

Calf Management Online Course
Begins April 2019

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