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The Quest to Optimize Denitrifying Bioreactor Performance with Agricultural Residue-Based Filter Media

Posted on October 5, 2018, in Ag Innovation News

By AURI One of the most important issues faced by farmers and ag producers is that of nitrogen runoff from their fields into the surface water supply via tile drainage systems. This runoff of nitrogen has a negative effect on water quality, and contributes to a hypoxic zone in the Gulf of Mexico. However, a […]

Reduced-fat distillers grains…a new way to grow a dairy heifer

Posted on April 5, 2016, in News

Research sponsored by Minnesota Corn Research & Promotion Council (MCRPC) and AURI indicates rations high in reduced-fat distillers grains (the high protein ethanol coproduct) fill the bill as a feed for young dairy heifers. It’s economical, it’s efficient, and dairy producers end up with a sturdy, lean replacement heifer.

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 […]

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.

Can agriculture residue help clean water?

Posted on January 4, 2016, in News

http://rrfn.com/indepth/012216%20AURI.MP3 –by Jonathan Eisenthal Since the beginning of agriculture, farmers have prided themselves on leaving nothing to waste. A research project funded by AURI, Minnesota Corn Research & Promotion Council and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service (USDA-ARS) could lead to farmers making use of agricultural residue in a device called a denitrifying […]

Recovering valuable biobased products from thin stillage (CDS) in corn ethanol plants

Posted on September 11, 2015, in Research

> Read the full report About this report: Thin stillage from corn ethanol plants is currently utilized by adding it to DDG and subsequently drying the blended streams to yield DDGS. This is convenient since it avoids treating the thin stillage as a waste stream. Generating new value-added products from the thin stillage stream offers an […]

Distiller’s dried grains with solubles (DDGS) are not to blame for low-quality Baby Swiss cheese

Posted on July 1, 2015, in Research

> Read the full report About this report: Late-blowing in Swiss cheese (which can be described as an appearance of undesirable slits, cracks, splits or blown areas in the cheese), is a result of unwanted gas production. This is unacceptable to consumers, and causes economic loss to manufacturers. Previous work has raised concerns that feeding […]

Effects of reduced-fat distillers grains inclusion in feedlot diets on cattle

Posted on June 18, 2015, in Research

> Read the full report Effects of reduced-fat distillers grains inclusion in feedlot diets on cattle growth performance, carcass charactertics and beef quality About this report: Distillers grains, a coproduct of the ethanol industry, have been utilized in cattle feedlot diets extensively for several years. Recently, ethanol producers have attempted to increase profits by removing oil […]