Farmers continually are adjusting their farming systems to adapt to changing market forces and societal pressures to improve the sustainability of food production. One such adjustment is the use of cover crops during winter. Winter camelina may be able to provide both short- and long-term benefits to farmers when used in diets for growing-finishing pigs.  

Although producers and their consultants may indicate that they have bad water or good water, there is no universally accepted standard for “bad” or “good” water. In a recent study by the U of MN, researchers sought to answer whether water quality had an impact on the health of newly weaned piglets.

Dairy farms across the country still rely on 20-20 milk replacer diets for calves, and thanks to a study done at the WCROC, we now know that starter intake can drive development among calves well beyond the eight weeks leading up to weaning.

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.


March 25, 2019

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