Cow Comfort Workshop - Freestalls and Tie Stalls

  • Friday, December 6, 2019, 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Monday, December 9, 2019, 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM

The Cow Comfort Workshops are an educational program for farmers, employees, and agri-service professionals who work directly with dairy cows. The workshops will cover economics of improving cow comfort, stall design and management, stocking density, heat abatement, and effects of cow comfort on production. 

Two separate sessions will be held: one to focus on freestall, and one to focus on tie stall cow comfort. Each session will include an on-farm portion where attendees will walk through a facility assessment. 

Each Cow Comfort Workshop is a day-long program, held from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. The program will be held in the classroom and on farm, with a combination of presentations, farm walk-throughs, and discussion.

Freestall Cow Comfort Workshop - Friday, December 6th at Scotty's Diner, 1049 US-11, Moira, NY

  • Featured Speaker: Rick Grant, PhD, President of Miner Institute 
  • Dr. Grant is well-known for his research surrounding stocking density and time budgets for dairy cattle. 

Tie Stall Cow Comfort Workshop - Monday, December 9th at CCE Jefferson, 203 N. Hamilton St. Watertown, NY

  • Featured Speaker: Dan McFarland, Penn State
  • Dan McFarland is known for his research surrounding heat stress abatement techniques and stall, barn, and ventilation design.  


Each course is $10 pre-registration OR $15 day of registration.

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Tatum Langworthy
North Country Regional Ag Team-Program Support


Cornell Cooperative Extension of Jefferson County
203 North Hamilton Street
Watertown, New York 13601

Last updated November 25, 2019