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March 2023

March 30, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Kortright Town Hall, 51702 State Hwy 10
Bloomville, NY 13739 United States

The cost of raising heifers is a major cost. Being able to predict how many heifer calves you produce annually in combination with knowing how many heifers you actually need to keep are critical management concepts to keep your heifer replacement program efficient.  Several measurable herd metrics go into determining these numbers, including: age to first calving,  herd cull rates, calving interval, calf sex ratio, calf mortality rate, and heifer non-completion rate.  This workshop will work you through the steps…

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April 2023

April 11, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
ONC BOCES, 2020 Jump Brook Road
Grand Gorge, NY 12734 United States

Before all of the spring work starts, let’s take an evening to have a conversation about some topics that may help us improve our operations in 2023.  Featured Speaker: Phil Trowbridge of Trowbridge Farms – “The ABC’s of EPD’s” Prepping for the Calving Season; Processing those calves early Early Season Pasture Management – When should I start turning the cattle out Beef dinner served at 6 pm.  Presentations start at 6:30. To Register: Call or email Kim Holden 607-8657090, [email protected] 

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April 13, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
CCE Hamden, 34570 Hwy 10
Hamden, NY 13782 United States

Hoof health and hoof care are critical components to having a profitable flock or herd.  This workshop will introduce key hoof related concepts, including: Importance of Hoof Health & Management that promotes hoof health Trimming – To do or not to do; How to do it Hoof Diseases – Prevention, Diagnosis, Biosecurity and Control Inspection of hooves & trimming practice with hooves Pizza will be served. FREE to attend. To register: Call or email Kim Holden 607-8657090, [email protected]

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April 22, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
SUNY Delhi – Centennial Center in Sanford Hall, 454 Delhi Drive
Delhi, NY 13753 United States

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Delaware County and SUNY Delhi are collaborating to provide a certification on using the FAMACHA technique to estimate Barberpole Worm burdens in small ruminant animals. We will start with a comprehensive discussion on parasite biology and current parasite control strategies. Participants will learn how to prepare and fecal sample for analysis using the microscope.  Bring your own sheep or goats fecal sample. Cost: $20 To Register: Call or email Kim Holden 607-865-7090, [email protected] by April 21,…

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July 2023

July 17, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Watershed Agricultural Program, 44 West St
Walton, 13856 United States

In Conference Room B 44 West Street Walton, NY 13856 Monday, July 17, 2023 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Please call 1-800- RED CROSS or visit redcrossblood.org to make your lifesaving appointment today!

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August 2023

August 14, 2023 - August 19, 2023
Walton Fairgrounds, Fair Street
Walton, New York 13856 United States

Visit the Watershed Agricultural Council and the NYC Department of Environmental Protection at the 2023 Delaware County Fair! Stop by our tent on Tweedie Boulevard August 14-19th to learn more about our programs! For more information and a schedule of events click here.

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September 2023

September 22, 2023 @ 10:00 am - September 23, 2023 @ 12:00 pm

Every year, regional partners for clean water and a healthy environment host a community hazardous waste collection day, known as Clean Sweep. Now in its 27th year, Clean Sweep provides a safe disposal venue by collecting chemicals and other materials which pose a threat to public health, water and environment. Download the  CLEAN SWEEP 2023 Flyer and this Tip Sheet for more details. Clean Sweep is free to farmers in the eight watershed counties and free to all Delaware County…

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February 2024

February 13 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

This event is being hosted by the Cornell Livestock Program Work Team.  Dr. Shannon Carpenter, Field Veterinarian with the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets will be leading a discussion on Common Beef Diseases Vaccines for Prevention Diseases caused by Ticks This event is held via Zoom. Register online here:  http://tinyurl.com/3n37htz9 

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February 18 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

This event is being hosted by the Cornell Livestock Program Work Team. Grace Ott, CCE Orange County Livestock Educator will lead a discussion on: Ensuring Feeder Success Weaning Tips & Strategies Backgrounding Cattle This event is held via Zoom. Register Online: http://tinyurl.com/5ydsun4f

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February 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

This event is being hosted by the Cornell Livestock Program Work Team.  Most old dairy barns can be renovated for your current livestock situation.  There are many considerations to ensure that the new livestock environment will function efficiently and be a healthy environment for the sheep or goats.  This presentation will discuss: How to identify the deficiencies from foundation to roof Is renovation worth the cost? Or is a new building less expensive? Ventilation – Critical for animal health. What’s…

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