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Program Descriptions

Beef Cattle Management

Information on beef cattle management in New York and the northeast. Announcements on upcoming educational programs. Reports on programs such as the All Forage Bull Test.

CNCPS Software Website

 The Cornell Net Carbohydrate and Protein System (CNCPS) was developed to predict requirements, feed utilization, animal performance and nutrient excretion for dairy and beef cattle using accumulated knowledge about feed composition, digestion, and metabolism in supplying nutrients to meet requirements.

Goat Management

This website keeps goat farmers abreast of educational resources on goat management developed by the Cornell Goat & Sheep Program.  It describes current research we are undertaking. It also lists our upcoming goat extension activities and provides information to help farmers market goats.

Nutrient Management Spear Program

The vision of the Cornell University's Nutrient Management Spear Program is to assess current knowledge, identify research and educational needs, conduct applied, field and laboratory-based research, facilitate technology and knowledge transfer, and aid in the on-farm implementation of beneficial strategies for field crop nutrient management, including timely application of organic and inorganic nutrient sources to improve profitability and competitiveness of New York State farms while protecting the environment.


PRO-DAIRY is the premier New York State statewide extension and outreach program devoted to increasing the competitiveness and progressiveness of the dairy industry.  PRO-DAIRY specialists work with farms and agribusiness professionals in extension and applied research related to farm business management, environmental stewardship, and professional development of industry professionals and youth.

Sheep Management

The Cornell Sheep Program evaluates and disseminates information on management, nutrition, health, selection, and marketing strategies for highly productive sheep systems. Purebred Dorset and Finnsheep flocks and a commercial Finnsheep X Dorset flock are managed under the Cornell STAR management system. Selection in the Dorset and Finnsheep flocks is for aseasonality and fertility. Strategies to make efficient use of labor and to better control health problems are evaluated in the commercial flock. Growing lambs are used to evaluate dietary ingredients such as grain by-products as sources of ferment-able fiber and protein.