Organization profile

Organization profile

The West Central Research and Outreach Center (WCROC) performs research in the following areas: agronomy, soils and water quality; dairy production systems and pasture grazing management; environmental horticulture and display garden materials; irrigation water management; swine nutrition and alternative housing systems;and wind and biomass renewable energy systems.

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Swine Medicine & Life Sciences
swine Agriculture & Biology
sows Agriculture & Biology
Lactation Medicine & Life Sciences
distillers grains Agriculture & Biology
Diet Medicine & Life Sciences
Holstein Agriculture & Biology
crossbreds Agriculture & Biology

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Profiles

No photo of Eric S Buchanan
20122022
No photo of Nathan W Dalman
No photo of Bradley J Heins
20052021

Projects 2005 2022

Research Output 1986 2020

Effect of Holstein genotype on innate immune and metabolic responses of heifers to lipopolysaccharide (LPS) administration

Cousillas-Boam, G., Weber, W. J., Benjamin, A., Kahl, S., Heins, B. J., Elsasser, T. H., Kerr, D. E. & Crooker, B. A., Jan 1 2020, In : Domestic Animal Endocrinology. 70, 106374.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Innate Immunity
lipopolysaccharides
Lipopolysaccharides
heifers
Holstein

An ear tag to measure grazing behaviour of dairy cows at pasture

O'Brien, B., Werner, J., McDonagh, A., O'Leary, N., Pereira, G., Heins, B. & Shalloo, L., Jan 1 2019, Precision Livestock Farming 2019 - Papers Presented at the 9th European Conference on Precision Livestock Farming, ECPLF 2019. O'Brien, B., Hennessy, D. & Shalloo, L. (eds.). Organising Committee of the 9th European Conference on Precision Livestock Farming (ECPLF), Teagasc, Animal and Grassland Research and Innovation Centre, p. 907-912 6 p. (Precision Livestock Farming 2019 - Papers Presented at the 9th European Conference on Precision Livestock Farming, ECPLF 2019).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

ear tags
dairy cows
pastures
grazing
cows

Effects of winter housing system on hygiene, udder health, frostbite, and rumination of dairy cows

Sjostrom, L. S., Heins, B. J., Endres, M. I., Moon, R. D. & Sorge, U. S., Nov 2019, In : Journal of Dairy Science. 102, 11, p. 10606-10615 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

frostbite
Frostbite
Animal Mammary Glands
rumination
Hygiene