Out-wintering Field Day of Dairy Cattle

  • West Central Research and Outreach Center, 46352 MN-329, Morris, MN 56267
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  • RSVP to Bonnie Haugen, 507-421-7170, bonnie@dga-national.org

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

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

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


  • Bonnie Haugen, Minnesota 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