Over the past decade, the benefits of linPRO-R for dairy cattle health and milk production have been demonstrated in controlled research trials; however, commercial data was lacking….until now!
In 2016, O&T Farms collaborated with researchers at the University of California (Davis Campus) on an ambitious project to evaluate the impact of linPRO-R in early and mid-late lactation dairy cow diets under commercial production settings.
Consumers are increasingly concerned about the food they eat; viewing it not only as a means of nutrition but as a strategy for disease prevention.
Therefore, opportunities exist in the functional feeding of livestock to enhance not only the health and productivity of the animal but for the development of omega-3 enriched food options for consumers.
Developmental programming has the greatest application potential for modern chicken production to help meet changing and growing global market demands.
The concept of developmental programing refers to the ability of specific exposures during pre- and early life to result in epigenetic changes that may impact the development, health and production potential of the offspring.
REGINA, SK., CANADA – O&T Farms Ltd. recently collaborated with researchers from the University of Saskatchewan on a feeding trial to determine amino acid digestibility coefficients and apparent metabolizable energy values (AME) of linPRO in laying hens.
linPRO-R Feeding Strategies to Optimize Healthful Fats in Beef Products
Advances in nutritional sciences have allowed for a better understanding of how individual fatty acids affect human health. This knowledge has inspired Animal Scientists to focus on improving the fatty acid profile of meat by adjusting animal diets. The Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Lacombe Research and Development Centre is contributing to progress in this area through their innovative beef research program, and a current focus is on developing linPRO-R feeding strategies to optimize levels of healthful fatty acids in beef.