Along with reported changes from 2015, the range across selected factors for 2016 is reported in a business chart format, which reports the averages by 20% increments for each category summarized.
Highlighted ranges of performance
from the 2nd preliminary report.
|Milk per Cow||21,110||29,041|
|Milk Sold Per Worker Equivalent||844,819||1,573,528|
|Feed & Crop Input Expenses per Cwt.||$5.91||$8.58|
|Operating Costs to Produce Milk||$17.62||$12.29|
|Total Costs to Produce Milk||$22.25||$16.54|
|% Return on All Capital, w/o Appreciation||-4.7%||6.0%|
Contact your local Cornell Cooperative Extension office to ask what resources are available to assist in analyzing your business performance.
CAFO Roadshow a Success
|Turn out was strong at the CAFO Roadshow hosted by New York Farm Bureau, the Northeast Dairy Producers Association, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, the Department of Agriculture and Markets and Cornell PRO-DAIRY. Four statewide seminars highlighted the changes in the recently released CAFO permits.|
All CAFO farms must be covered by the new permit by July 24, 2017.
PRO-DAIRY has compiled a list of helpful links:
- NYSDEC CAFO Permit site
- Revised winter and wet weather manure spreading guidelines to reduce water contamination risk
- USDA-NRCS Nutrient Management 590-NY
- Genesee County Karst Guidelines
- Manure and Groundwater: the case for protective measures and supporting guidelines
- Primary and Principal Aquifers of NYS
- NYS Environmental Resource Mapper
|For more information about PRO-DAIRY, visit prodairy.cals.cornell.edu.|
|Diversity and Inclusion are part of Cornell University’s heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.|
|Water Use Reporting Calculator|
|Water use reporting is required for New York State dairy farms that use large quantities of water. PRO-DAIRY has updated its Dairy Water Use “Calculator”that can be used with the NYS DEC Reporting Forms. This year’s reporting deadline is March 31, 2017.|
|Veterinary Feed Directives|
|PRO-DAIRY’s Dairy Herd Health & Management Specialist, Rob Lynch, DVM, posted a Food and Drug Administration’s Veterinary Feed Directive Changes e-Alert about guidance from the FDA as part of the agency’s policies on judicious use of medically important antimicrobial drugs.|
Melanie Hemenway, DVM, NYSCHAP Coordinator will lead The New Veterinary Feed Directive Webinar at 1 PM, March 21.
Q&A with FDA and others on VFD will be held April 5 at Ontario CCE and April 6 at Saratoga CCE.
NYAAC Offers Help With Neighbor Newsletters, Twilight Meetings
|The New York Animal Agriculture Coalition (NYAAC) is a farmer founded and funded organization whose mission is to enhance the public’s understanding of and appreciation for animal agriculture by fostering a dialogue with consumers, engagement with farmers and cooperation among members of the industry.|
PRO-DAIRY supports the work of NYAAC, and PRO-DAIRY’s Karl Czymmek serves as a technical advisor on their Issues Team. In their March 2017 quarterly update, NYAAC offers staff support for consumer outreach efforts, including Neighbor Newsletters and Twilight Farm Tours. “Recognizing that dairy farmers don’t have a lot of time or money for public relations, this newsletter service is our attempt to entice farmers to engage in a dialogue with the public, and make themselves more transparent and accessible to those around them,” says Executive Director Jessica Ziehm.