Dairy Cow Birthing Center

  • On August 25, 2014, we experienced a first at the Dairy Cow Birthing Center. After checking a full-term cow, we realized that there was a problem. First, we thought she may be carrying twins, then it was determined by the veterinarian that this calf was probably deformed and an emergency c-section would be required to […]

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  • As we enter Day 5 of the New York State Fair, we welcome Steve Palladino of Walnut Ridge Dairy, a multi-family farm in Tompkins County. In this short video, Steve reflects on his first calf, named Kirby, that was given to him by his grandfather. Reminiscing about his time on his grandfather’s farm and hanging […]

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  • Every other day, a different farm is featured at the Dairy Cow Birthing Center at the New York State Fair. Today, we welcome Scipio Springs Dairy in Cayuga County, New York. This 800-cow farm is owned and operated by Jon Gilbert and Bill Morgan who are first generation farmers, starting out in an open soybean […]

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  • Today’s featured farm at the Dairy Cow Birthing Center is Merrell Dairy of Wolcott, New York. The Merrell family milk 2,700 cows and milk them on a rotary parlor, which their son described as a “merry-go-round”. Karen Merrell, owner of the farm with her husband, Jon, says, “One of the things that I really enjoy […]

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  • The New York Animal Agriculture Coalition (NYAAC) is pleased to report that the popular Dairy Cow Birthing Center is not only returning to the New York State Fair, but it will be bigger and better. “The tent is up, the bleachers are in and the cows are home resting comfortably, getting ready for their big […]

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  • As wonderful as the Dairy Cow Birthing Center is, it wouldn’t be anything without the cows! The cows are really the most instrumental aspect of the exhibit and we are fortunate enough to have another six local dairy farms who are willing to share their animals with us (and all of you) in order to […]

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  • Hear what fairgoers were saying after visiting the Dairy Cow Birthing Center and witnessing a calf be born last year. This free educational exhibit that attracted over 160,000 people in its first year is returning to the State Fair this year. Join us at the State Fair – or at home by watching the 24-7 […]

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  • There’s no excuse that you can’t find the Dairy Cow Birthing Center this year. We’re on the map! Check out the official New York State Fair map – we’re #42 on the west side of the fairgrounds – just inside Gate #9. Our exhibit will be open from 9:00am to 8:00pm every day of the […]

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  • Only two weeks before we pack up and move into the New York State Fair for twelve days to share the miracle of life with its nearly one million fairgoers. We’ve made a lot of improvements to the exhibit this year and we are bringing back all the popular aspects, including three births a day […]

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  • What an honor to have the Dairy Cow Birthing Center featured in the popular trade publication, Progressive Dairymen. Read the article below or click here to view the entire article on Progressive Dairyman’s website. Cow birthing center readies to build on first-year success Written by Holly Drankhan Monday, 14 July 2014 15:38 After seven hours […]

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