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Andrew M. Cuomo, Governor | Richard A. Ball, Commissioner
 
   
Jessica A. Chittenden
518-457-3136
jessica.chittenden@agriculture.ny.gov


May 07, 2008

Media Advisory - Commissioner Recognizes 10 Years Of Cattle Health Program

Thursday, May 8 at 1:00 pm at Lawnhurst Farms in Stanley

New York State Agriculture Commissioner Patrick Hooker will recognize ten years of healthier cattle in New York State due to the New York State Cattle Health Assurance Program (NYSCHAP). As a voluntary disease prevention program, NYSCHAP has been instrumental in increasing herd health, productivity and profitability on dairy and beef farms throughout New York State.

The announcement will be made tomorrow at Lawnhurst Farms in Stanley (Ontario County). Lawnhurst Farms is a 1,000 cow, family-owned dairy farm that was the first farm to enroll in NYSCHAP ten years ago.

All media are welcome to attend.

WHO: New York State Agriculture Commissioner Patrick Hooker

New York State Veterinarian John P. Huntley, DVM

NYSCHAP Coordinator Kathy Finnerty

WHAT: Ten Years of the New York State Cattle Health Assurance Program

WHEN: Thursday, May 8, 2008 at 1:00 pm

WHERE: Lawnhurst Farms, 4124 County Road 5, Stanley, New York

Don Jensen, Owner 585-526-4534

Directions - From Geneva, take Route 20 west out of town. Turn left onto County Route 5. Lawnhurst Farms will be on the right.

For more information, please contact Jessica Chittenden with the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets at 518-457-3136 (office) or 518-527-3949 (cell).


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