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  • The Saratogian newspaper reports on a new type of bedding for dairy cows that keeps cows clean, healthy and comfortable. Hanehan Family Dairy in Saratoga County is one of 90 New York state farms that now use recycled paper mill sludge. “Farmers use a lot of byproducts,” said Philip Hanehan, the farm’s herdsman. “All this […]

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  • Caring for dairy cattle has come a long way. We are constantly studying and learning ways to better care for our animals, how to make them happier and healthier. Modern Farmer recently posted an article that feature’s Cornell University’s new Teaching Dairy Barn. The barn is called a “freestall barn”, the most popular style barn […]

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  • The New York State Fair New York State Fair is over and we successfully delivered 30 calves in the 12 days of the State Fair. (Actually only 29, as one was born the afternoon before the Fair opened during the ribbon cutting ceremony – but that’s Mother Nature.) The Dairy Cattle Birthing Center, organized and […]

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  • NYAAC is thrilled with the financial support and enthusiasm we have received to date for our latest project – the new Dairy Cow Birthing Center that will debut at the 2013 New York State Fair. This is no small undertaking. It’s a complex exhibit that requires not only a lot of organization, but human, physical […]

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  • The New York Animal Agriculture Coalition (NYAAC) is seeking volunteers for its Dairy Cow Birthing Center that will debut at the 2013 New York State Fair in Syracuse, August 22 – September 2, 2103. The Birthing Center is a new project that will provide a unique opportunity for the public to witness a cow giving […]

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  • Lisa Tucker at Edible Buffalo recently reported, “The Dairy Princess program is alive and well in New York State. In fact, it is one of the few youth development programs in agriculture that is growing and expanding each year. What was once a grooming program to teach young ladies how to be prim and proper dairy industry representatives […]

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  • The dairy industry is not a stand alone industry.  It requires the support and infrastructure of numerous others – meaning it creates revenue that is multiplied in a local community numerous time and supports jobs in many other supporting businesses.  This graphic does an excellent job of explaining the value chain of the dairy industry […]

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  • The New York Animal Agriculture Coalition (NYAAC) today announced a new project that will share in real-time one of the miracles of modern agriculture. A Dairy Cow Birthing Center, debuting at the 2013 New York State Fair , will provide a unique opportunity for the public to witness a cow giving birth and to learn […]

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  • It’s farm tour season and thanks to the good folks at the United Soybean Board, NYAAC is pleased to offer a set of ten signs to assist farmers that are giving tours or attending fairs. The signs are similar to the vinyl campaign signs you see in the fall, only these boast ten positive messages […]

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  • NYAAC is embarking on an exciting new project this spring – one that will allow us the opportunity to capture the essence, emotion and beauty of modern, working dairy farms in New York State. Thanks to a generous grant from the New York Corn and Soybean Growers Association, NYAAC will be visiting five dairy farms […]

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