Researchers at the University of Minnesota’s West Central Research and Outreach Center at Morris, have installed solar panels that generate power that also provide cooling shade for cows and heifers.

Microalgae extract shows promise as a potential feed ingredient offering several benefits, but more work is needed.

A research project started in 1964 to maintain the Holstein genetics at the time is still being carried out today at the U of MN WCROC, Morris.

Picture this: It's a hot summer day. Cows in a field are seeking shade under solar panels. And those panels? They're feeding two electric vehicle chargers -- and powering an office building nearby.  That will be the scene in a few months at the University of Minnesota's West Central Research and Outreach Center in Morris.


September 21, 2018

Temp High (F) Temp Low (F) Precipitation (in.)
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Soil Temp - 2" Max Soil Temp - 2" Min Snow (in.)
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