The New York Farm Show will be held February 25 to 27 at the NYS Fairgrounds in Syracuse, New York.
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“Everything Beef” Event
The New York Beef Industry Council will present a series of free beef programs on February 25, 26 & 27. Attendees can check out the live cattle representing different breeds and “Face of our Farmers”, a new opportunity to talk with beef producers and ask beef-related questions. Daily “Everything Beef” presentations start at 10 a.m.
- 10 a.m.: Proper care and prep of cattle before show season
- 11 a.m.: Start them right: Healthy cows raise healthy calves
- 12 p.m.: Diagnosing calf scours and treatment choices
- 1 p.m.: Cow-side diagnostics for quick answers
- 2 p.m.: Cattle grading and grouping pooled cattle
- 3 p.m.: How ultra-sounding improves EPD’s and your herd
Dairy Milking Robots
Learn what improvements are on the road at the Dairy Robotic Update on February 26. All four manufacturers will present their latest changes and new products in 30-minute sessions in the Bistro Room.
- 1:30 p.m.: Lely will highlight examples of Lely’s “large herd concept” plus on-farm results of its vector robotic feeding system
- 2 p.m.: AMS Galaxy will introduce its Cow Health Monitoring system offered on the Astrea 20.20 robotic milking system
- 2:30 p.m.: GEA will share key details on its Dairy ProQ robotic rotary parlor and soon-to-arrive single-box robot
- 3 p.m.: DeLaval will cover the latest upgrades to its voluntary milking system plus the new stand-alone teat spray robot
Precision Ag Decision-Making Program
- 3 p.m. Precision Ag Basics
- Cornell University’s Harold Van Es will cover concepts supporting precision management of crop inputs in field crop and horticultural systems, plus enabling technologies. He’ll home in on greatest opportunity areas and new technologies enhancing precision management.
- 3:20 p.m.: Hardware and software capabilities and options
- Evaluating the data collected over the growing season (planting, soil testing, yield, application, Feed Quality from JD Harvest Lab) and interpreting big data in desktop software setting to provide real information from which the grower can either streamline record keeping for FSA/Crop Insurance and/or understand what practices are making a profit on their farm. Winter planning allows optimization of the crop season to best fit your agronomic and profit practices.
- Harvest tech tools to document production is the topic for Erick Haas, integrated solutions specialist for Cazenovia Equipment Company. He’ll demonstrate the value of yield maps/data and it be used to improve farm operation efficiency.
- 4 p.m.: Cost and benefits of entry-point tech
- John Hanchar from Cornell’s Northwest dairy and field crops team. Haas will give an overview of auto-steer technology and important points to consider. John Hanchar will review auto-steer’s expected financial impacts via partial budgeting and capital investment analysis.
- 4:20 p.m.: Optimizing variable-rate seeding tech
- Savanna Crossman, precision ag research coordinator for the N.Y. Corn and Soybean Growers Association will present a variable-rate seeding model to be farm-tested this year. It’s customized to vary prescription seeding rate by hybrid, soil type, topography, plus soil sample data.
- 4:40 p.m.: Precision ag survey summary
- Aaron Ristow, Cornell Extension associate, will share results of a farmer survey on promising technologies, barriers to adoption, cost, labor concerns, plus educational and infrastructure needs.
- 4:50 p.m. Grower panel
- Bruce Wright, SUNY Cobleskill, will moderate a panel discussion of precision tech experience with three products by three producers: Ag Leader by Travis Torrey of Torrey Farms; John Deere by Dan Shirley of North Harbor Dairy; and Trimble by Joe Brightly, Brightly Farms.