July 18, 2019
Erieville, New York
This NOFA New York field day is sponsored by Organic Valley and Maple Hill Creamery and will be held twice, at two different farms. By using helpful observational tools such as leaf-count on grasses to determine plant maturity, as well as sward height, Dr. Brickner will discuss ways to optimize cows’ efficiency on pasture. Those same tools can help figure out the basic nutritional aspects of pastures, which leads to greater butterfat in the milk and body condition. There will also be a brief discussion on cow genetics and breeding for higher component production.