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.
The Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Lacombe Research and Development Centre research feedlot feeding strategies desigened to improve the nutritional value of beef products for consumers.
Animal Scientists from the University of Saskatchewan find that supplementing dairy cow rations with linPRO-R is an effective strategy for increasing the concentration of omega-3 fatty acids in milk while maintaining animal performance.
METABOLISM AND NUTRITION
P.A. Thacker, B.P. Willing & V.J. Racz (University of Saskatchewan)
A presentation that explains the opportunity to market Omega-3 Chicken at grocery retail. Pertinent facts on market demographics.
A section of the comprehensive survey of the Consumer Reaction to Omega-3 Chicken and the premium they would pay for it.
Primary and secondary market research on Omega-3 Chicken and consumer willingness to pay a premium for this nutritious and healthier chicken.
The inclusion of linPRO into the feeding program for chickens will increase the Omega-3 fatty acid profile of the meat.