News Archive

November 20, 2018

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.

September 25, 2018

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.

September 11, 2018

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.

August 16, 2018

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

July 2, 2018

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.

April 20, 2018

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.

April 19, 2018

In a recently completed project focused on electricity and fuel consumption in commercial swine facilities, researchers of the WCROC identified the heating as well as the ventilation systems as top users.

March 29, 2018

Esther Jordan, Communications Specialist for the WCROC, was recently awarded the ROC Outreach Initiative Award for her innovative efforts and creative thinking in marketing and promoting the WCROC.

March 23, 2018

Weather data collected at the West Central Research and Outreach Center is one of the oldest weather data sets in the Western plains.

March 2, 2018

Markedly higher levels of health-promoting fatty acids reported in new U of MN study.