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  • Some say that in order to be successful, you must be seen, be heard and be recognized. If we were to use that rule of three as a measurement of success, I would say that NYAAC was fairly successful in 2013. 2013 was a year of many firsts for NYAAC, an organization that strives to […]

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  • The Great New York State Fair reports that they earned seven awards in the annual competition operated by the International Association of Fairs and Expositions (IAFE). IAFE is the trade group representing more than 1,000 fairs, events, and expositions from around the world. The awards were announced at the event’s annual convention in Las Vegas. […]

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  • The New York Animal Agriculture Coalition is thrilled to share that we received an $8,000 grant from the Farm Credit Northeast AgEnhancement to further support the Dairy Cow Birthing Center at the New York State Fair in 2014. This is the first funding NYAAC has received to help support the 2014 exhibit, and this is […]

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  • It has been a couple years since my husband and I went to the movies. We just aren’t movie-watching people. We have little kids, we work long hours, we have a short attention span and we’d rather be outside doing something around our house with the kids – if and when we get a free […]

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  • Our farm is a family-owned and operated business. In fact, my husband and his brothers represent the fourth generation. Like all businesses, we have a mission. Actually, we have several missions since our farm is so multi-faceted. Our number one mission is to produce a wholesome and safe product – milk. In doing so, we […]

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  • New York’s dairy industry today welcomed one more dairy farm to its growing list of farms that produce milk – and now, renewable energy. A brand new, state-of-the-art methane digester was unveiled today at Lawnhurst Farms in Stanley, New York where industry representatives and community members gathered to celebrate the advancement of and investment in […]

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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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