dairy cows at Lew-Lin Farm, Dryden NY
Image by Sandy Repp

Dairy cattle make a significant contribution to our local agricultural economy.

pastured poultry at Quinn's Irish Hill Farm, Freeville NY (Tompkins)
Image by Sandy Repp

Pastured poultry with an electric fence

We can advise on raising sheep and goats.

Livestock

Livestock production has seen abundant growth over the past 10 years. The land in our area is prime for grazing and making feeds for all forms of livestock. We work with livestock farms including beef, sheep, goat, hog, horse, and poultry producers. The size of non-dairy livestock farms can range from the back yard “hobby farm” to the small scale “diversified operation” all the way to the full time “main income” farm, and we’re happy to work with them all.

Sheep (2004) from the Cornell Sheep Program website

Sheep & Goats

Find resources from Cornell and elsewhere on sheet and goat management, as well as 4-H programs on these species.

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Piglets nursing

Raising Pigs

We've compiled information and resources to help you get started raising pigs, or to improve your livestock operation, here on our website.

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Beef cattle at Polyface Farm, Va.

Raising Beef

Beef cattle comprise an important agricultural sector. Our links and resources can help to support your beef cattle operation.

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Dairy cattle in the Cornell Dairy Research Center in Harford, NY (Cornell University Photography).

Dairy Resources

Visit our suggested links and fact sheets for information that can help your dairy run efficiently and stay profitable.

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Contact

Russell Welser
Senior Resource Educator
rw43@cornell.edu
(585) 394-3977 x 436

Last updated January 11, 2018