Use by September 10,
Contact; Jessica Prosper, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Franklin
Northern NY Beef Producers Welcome Cornell Specialist
for On-Farm Ultrasound Workshops September 12-13
The Northern New York Agricultural Development Program has provided
funding for research, workshops and fact sheets on how to improve beef
carcass quality and consistency. As part of that mission requested by
regional livestock producers, on September 12 and 13, 2008, Cornell Beef
Cattle Extension Specialist Dr. Michael Baker will conduct three
workshops at Northern New York farms on carcass evaluation and grading.
Baker will demonstrate the use of ultrasound to determine carcass
composition of a live animal. A video presentation will help producers
see how the ultrasound results compare with actual hanging carcass
results. The technique, called live animal grading, helps farmers to
produce animals of a consistent quality for market.
The Friday, September 12 workshop will be held from 3pm to 6pm at the
Lloyd Garnsey Farm in Clayton. The Saturday, September 13 workshops will
be held from 9am to 12 noon at the Double T Ranch of Hugh and Ginette
Stark in Malone and from 2pm to 5pm at the Corbiau Creek Angus Farm of
Penny Pobrio in Altona.
Pre-registration for the free workshops is required. Call your local
Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) office or CCE of Franklin County at
518-483-7403 by September 10.
The Northern New York Agricultural Development Program website at
www.nnyagdev.org has recently
added two fact sheets:
Real-Time Beef Carcass Ultrasounding?� and
Real-Time Beef Carcass Ultrasound Data� with information on the
primary carcass trait that measured by live animal ultrasound and the
appropriate ages for collecting ultrasound data on the various breeds of
Northern NY has more than 800 farms with beef cattle totaling more than
10,000 animals. # # #