Outwintering Field Day

March 9, 2017

Join us for dairy tours and lunch during our Outwintering Field Day!

Outwintering dairy cattle continues to increase in popularity, especially with the potential to reduce housing costs.  Part of our dairy research at the West Central Research and Outreach Center (WCROC) is to evaluate various outwintering options and the effect on herd health and comfort.  Outwintering Field Day is in collaboration with the Dairy Grazing Apprenticeship program.

Outwintering Field Day will include tours of the out-wintered dairy herd at the WCROC, organic milking cows, and breeding and young stock living in three different pasture areas.  Animal well-being and pasture use will also be discussed.  Bring your own stories to share. Dress appropriately for the weather - we will be outside.

The Outwintering Field Day begins at 10:30 am, and will conclude at 2 pm.

Lunch provided.  No pre-registration required; register at the door.  Admission is free.


Bonnie Haugen, MN Education Coordinator for Dairy Grazing Apprenticeship, bonnie@dga-national.org or 507-421-7170

Brad Heins, Dairy Scientist at the WCROC, hein0106@umn.edu or 320-589-1711 ext. 2118

Straw pack bedded cows