Rob Gardner, WCROC renewable energy researcher, grows algae for feed in dairy wastewater.

Researchers examine floor space allowance for sow housing, trying to find the right balance to maintain animal welfare without compromising sow inventory and total production.

Efficiency in today’s hog operation is the name of the game, and that isn’t just for the production of the pigs in the barns. Producers are also concerned about energy use.  This study is one of the first to specifically measure the energy consumption of operating commercial pork production systems.

How one UMM student found her calling while working with the WCROC dairy herd.


February 19, 2018

Temp High (F) Temp Low (F) Precipitation (in.)
39 11 .02
Soil Temp - 2" Max Soil Temp - 2" Min Snow (in.)
35 22 .4


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