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Slideshow: A new group hutch system, colostrum alternative and a sand manure separator are among the new items.

Chris Torres, Editor, American Agriculturist

February 7, 2020

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Are you in the market for new calf hutches? How about some new overalls for working in the barn, or a new colostrum alternative?

New York Farm Show has you covered with new products of all kinds for dairy farms.

Agri-Plastics of Sidney, Neb., is bringing its Buddy System Group Hutch to this year’s show. GEA’s new DairyMilk M6850 sensor provides real-time somatic cell count analysis on GEA robotic milking systems for every quarter of every cow during each milking session. 

McLanahan’s SMS12 sand manure separator is designed to give dairies with 500 cows or less the same benefits of a traditional sand-manure separation system at a fraction of the footprint and cost.

Check out our slideshow of new items for dairy farms at this year’s NYFS, and don’t forget to see them for yourself Feb. 27-29 at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse.

NYFS is co-presented by American Agriculturist and the Northeast Equipment Dealers Association. Tickets are free from any Northeast equipment dealer. Find your local dealer online. Otherwise, the cost is only $5 at the door.

Show hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Parking is free, and a shuttle bus service runs daily to each exhibit building. More than 400 exhibitors will be housed in five buildings, including the Expo Building, which was new for the 2019 show.

Go online more information about this year’s New York Farm Show.

About the Author(s)

Chris Torres

Editor, American Agriculturist

Chris Torres, editor of American Agriculturist, previously worked at Lancaster Farming, where he started in 2006 as a staff writer and later became regional editor. Torres is a seven-time winner of the Keystone Press Awards, handed out by the Pennsylvania Press Association, and he is a Pennsylvania State University graduate.

Torres says he wants American Agriculturist to be farmers' "go-to product, continuing the legacy and high standard (former American Agriculturist editor) John Vogel has set." Torres succeeds Vogel, who retired after 47 years with Farm Progress and its related publications.

"The news business is a challenging job," Torres says. "It makes you think outside your small box, and you have to formulate what the reader wants to see from the overall product. It's rewarding to see a nice product in the end."

Torres' family is based in Lebanon County, Pa. His wife grew up on a small farm in Berks County, Pa., where they raised corn, soybeans, feeder cattle and more. Torres and his wife are parents to three young boys.

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