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Brad Heins, dairy scientist at the WCROC, received the Outstanding Graduate Faculty Award for his outstanding leadership and mentorship to graduate students.

On June 13-14, the U of MN WCROC will host the Midwest Farm Energy Conference; the conference is designed to provide practical, research-based energy information to farmers and agricultural professionals.  Keynote speakers include Dr. Barry Bunn (SDSU), Dr. Brian Buhr (U of MN), and Mr. Mark Greenwood (AgStar).

Despite the inclement weather conditions present throughout the Upper Midwest, outwintering is a management style growing in popularity.  With low set-up costs, outwintering a dairy herd wins every time.

When choosing genetics for a grazing herd, producers should focus on profitability more than production. “It’s best to think about it in terms of the amount of milk per acre rather than just production numbers,” says Brad Heins, associate professor of dairy science at the WCROC.

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May 25, 2017

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