Press Release: January 17, 2012
Contact: Betsy Hodge, CCE St. Lawrence, 315-379-9192
Beef Day for All of Northern NY February 11 in Malone
Malone, NY – The 2012 regional Northern NY Beef 101 Day will be Saturday, February 11th in Malone at the 911 Building.
The Cornell Cooperative Extension of Northern New York Livestock Team has organized this 10am-3pm one-day program for beginning beef producers from across the six northernmost counties of New York State (Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence).
Instructors will cover the basics of production, herd and health management, feeding programs and marketing.
Chateaugay veterinarian Dr. Bill Pfaff will discuss the basics of vaccinating cattle and working with a veterinarian. Rick Jackson from Merck Animal Health will cover deworming strategies. Adirondack Beef Company owner Steve Ledoux of Croghan will talk about marketing your farm and your beef products.
The program is free with lunch provided by Merck Animal Health, but participants must preregister by Wednesday, February 8th with their local Cornell Cooperative Extension office: Clinton County: 518-561-7450, Essex County: 518-762-4810, Franklin County: 518-483-7403; Jefferson County: 315-788-8450; Lewis County: 315-376-5270; St. Lawrence County: 315-379-9192. #