Bovine Fatty Acids: From Forage to Milk Webinar by eOrganic

Organic Agriculture January 05, 2016 Print Friendly and PDF

This webinar was presented on December 17, 2015.

About the Webinar

In this webinar, PhD students Melissa Brainbridge and Caleb Goossen will provide an overview of bovine fatty acids, and how pasture and other fresh forages like summer annuals affect the fatty acid profile of milk as well as animal production.

About the Presenters

Melissa Bainbridge is a PhD student in the Department of Animal and Veterinary Sciences at the University of Vermont. Her research involves working with organic dairy herds that employ grazing systems to optimize the fatty acid profile of milk fat for human health.

Caleb Goossen is a PhD student in the Department of Plant and Soil Science at the University of Vermont. He is researching management choices to optimize the fatty acid profile of forage crops.

This is an eOrganic article and was reviewed for compliance with National Organic Program regulations by members of the eOrganic community. Always check with your organic certification agency before adopting new practices or using new materials. For more information, refer to eOrganic's articles on organic certification.

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This work is supported by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, New Technologies for Ag Extension project.