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Livestock producers conference April 1-2

CANANDAIGUA - Northern New York livestock producers can register now for Cornell Cooperative Extension's two-day learning trip to the Finger Lakes Livestock Exchange, New York's largest independently-owned livestock sales center.

Vans will leave from Plattsburgh, Malone, Canton and Watertown Friday, April 1, and return Saturday, April 2.

The group will visit Finger Lakes Livestock Exchange and will meet with sales manager Ron Parker, who will show North Country producers the modern facilities that allow consigned animals to be penned separately and not commingled with cattle from other farms. The tour also includes a stop at the New York Wine and Culinary Center in Canandaigua to see the test kitchen, restaurant, theater and other facilities for developing and promoting New York wine and food products.

A potluck dinner meeting with the Seneca Beef Producers in Ovid is planned for the night of April 1. The cost of the tour is $99 per room plus $20 per person for transportation. Payment ahead of time is requested.

For more information, call 561-7450.

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