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Lowering the Cost of Milk Production



NONDAGA CO., N.Y. — CBG Farm is a 4th generation family owned and operated dairy farm. Like most dairies they are looking for the best way to position themselves to remain profitable during the current low milk price period. During the past year and a half, they reduced their dairy herd from milking 120 cows to the current 80 cows. This allowed them to operate the farm with only family labor. Additionally, they stopped renting far off tillable land. They are coming back to grazing the dairy herd to further reduce their cost of production. The Griskauskas’s have also diversified their income by selling Pasture Raised Angus beef to the public, and operating a private campsite through “Hipcamp”.

Dairy and Beef Pasture Walk at CBG Farms When: June 12, 2018 11:30AM – 2:00PM Where: CBG Farms 3940 Bussey Road Syracuse, NY 13215

Join us on June 12th for a light lunch and tour of the pastures. There will be a review of previous Cornell Dairy Farm Business Summaries to compare the cost of production on grazing dairies and confinement dairies as well as a brief explanation of Pasture, Rangeland and Forage Crop Insurance Policies. Charlie Griskauskas and his sons are looking forward to having other graziers offer tips on how to better manage their pastures.

RSVPs are appreciated but not required. A light lunch will be provided. To register call (607)391-2662 and leave a message or email Abbie Teeter at ajt248@cornell.edu

This pasture walk is supported by Cornell South Central New York Dairy and Field Crops Team, and New York Ag & Markets Crop Insurance Education Team.

For more information contact Fay Benson at (607)745-3807 or afb3@cornell.edu

–Cooperative Extension of Cortland County

Source: MorningAgClips

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