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Optimization of Denitrifying Bioreactor Performance with Agricultural Residue-Based Filter Media

Posted on April 19, 2018, in News, Research

The Agricultural Utilization Research Institute (AURI), in partnership with USDA-Agricultural Research Service (USDA-ARS), Minnesota Corn Research & Promotion Council (MCRPC) and the University of Minnesota (U of M) are pleased to announce the release of a new study, titled “Optimisation of Denitrifying Bioreactor Performance with Agricultural Residue-Based Filter Media.” The study examined the performance of […]

Advantages of Wood Heat for Commercial Poultry Production

Posted on April 18, 2018, in News, Research

Viking Company of Albany, MN, along with partners Clean Energy Resource Teams and the Agricultural Utilization Research Institute, are pleased to announce the release of their findings report on the Advantages of Wood Heat for Poultry field study. The demonstration project field-tested a 1.65 million Btu (British thermal unit) wood chip furnace in a live […]

Development of a Port-Injected Hydrous Ethanol System for Diesel Engines

Posted on September 2, 2016, in Research

Read the full report: Development of a Port-Injected Hydrous Ethanol System for Diesel Engines Partners: Minnesota Corn  Research & Promotion Council University of Minnesota

Effects of Feeding Reduced-Fat Modified Distillers Grains with Solubles on Dietary Energy Values, Finishing Cattle Performance and Beef Quality Characteristics

Posted on September 1, 2016, in Research

Read the full report: Effects of Feeding Reduced-Fat Modified Distillers Grains with Solubles on Dietary Energy Values, Finishing Cattle Performance and Beef Quality Characteristics Partners: Minnesota Corn  Research & Promotion Council University of Minnesota

Biomass for Cooling System Technologies: A Feasibility Guide

Posted on June 20, 2016, in Research

Read the Full Report: Biomass for Cooling System Technologies: A Feasibility Guide About the Project New technologies are developing every day; nevertheless, the need for efficient and green energy is ubiquitous in our daily life. Biomass energy resources to operate an air unit are implementable through cooling technologies. These developments can result in an electricity free […]

Adding value to corn and agricultural byproducts through production of biochar and bio-oil: Step Two

Posted on March 17, 2016, in Research

Read the full report: Adding value to corn and agricultural byproducts through production of biochar and bio-oil: Step Two About: Build upon previous research to continue to increase the value of agricultural by-products by demonstrating how  biomass feedstocks can be used to produce renewable energy and recycled through land application as biochar. Specifically, this reseach […]

Evaluation of growth performance, nutrient utilization, metabolic profile and onset of puberty in dairy heifers fed reduced-fat distillers grains in replacement of forage in limit-fed rations

Posted on March 17, 2016, in Research

Read the full report: Evaluation of growth performance, nutrient utilization, metabolic profile and onset of puberty in dairy heifers fed reduced-fat distillers grains in replacement of forage in limit-fed rations About: Can dairy producers feed reduced-fat distillers grains to dairy heifers and still get the type of replacement heifer they want? Outcomes: This research found […]

Utilization of corn- and soy coproducts in feedlot diets, and evaluation of environmental factors contributing to the prevalence of E.coli 0157:H7 shedding

Posted on February 29, 2016, in Research

Read the full report: Utilization of corn- and soy coproducts in feedlot diets, and evaluation of environmental factors contributing to the prevalence of E.coli 0157:H7 shedding About: Utilization of nutrient dense agricultural coproducts/by-products in beef rations have been implemented by producers for years. This study focused on the effect feeding two different coproducts has on beef growth […]

Fertilizer value of manure

Posted on January 14, 2016, in Research

Design, construction and management of cattle feeding operations have evolved dramatically over the last 20 years. The quest for improved cattle comfort for consistent and predictable performance drove this process initially. Concurrently, changing regulatory climate towards greater environmental protection, particularly water quality protection by preventing or eliminating excessive nutrient or waste discharges to state or federal waters expedited development and adoption of new facility designs that would both provide cattle comfort for consistent performance and environmental protection.

Impact of feeding diets containing reduced-oil distillers dried grains with solubles on growth performance and pork fat quality of growing-finishing pigs

Posted on January 14, 2016, in Research

Reduced oil concentration in DDGS has minimal, if any, effect on growth performance and carcass com The reduced oil concentration in DDGS generally improves pork fat quality when high levels of DDGS are added to growing-finishing diets, but the magnitude of this improvement is not proportional to the change in oil content among DDGS sources.