A Cow Comfort Workshop for tiestall barns will be held Tuesday, Dec. 10 from  9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Daryl Z. Martin’s Farm, 2086 Havens Corners Road, Penn Yan. Cow Comfort Workshops are an educational program for farmers, employees, and agriservice profess-ionals who work directly with dairy cows. The workshops will cover economics of improving cow comfort, stall design and management, stocking density, heat abatement, and effects on production. The program will be held on farm with a combination of presentations, demonstrations, farm walk-throughs and discussion.

Topics to be Discussed:

• Why do We Care about Cow Comfort?

• Economics of Cow Comfort

• Barn and Stall Design

• Ventilation and Heat Abatement

• Cow Comfort Assessment Tool

• Tour Host Farm & do Cow Comfort Assessment

The featured speaker is Lindsay Ferlito, North Country Regional Ag Team, who  previously worked for the Novus C.O.W.S. Program, conducting on-farm cow comfort assessments and providing farmers with herd-specific feedback.

This free program is possible because of the generous support of the N.Y. Farm Viability Institute, ABS, Keystone Mills, Select Sires Trouw Nutrition, and Eastview Veterinary Clinic. 

To register, contact Brandie Waite at 585-343-3040 x138 or bls238@cornell.edu or to register online visit: https://nwnyteam.cce.cornell.edu/events.php