Navigation Links
UNH-led project to boost Northeast organic dairy industry
Date:11/2/2011

f the total intake coming from pasture. Extending the grazing season has potential to reduce feed costs, a major obstacle to profitability for organic dairies.

Because extending the grazing season means keeping cows on pasture longer, researchers will conduct plot trials of various combinations of forage species, including perennial ryegrass, white clover, sorghum-sudan grass, brassicas, and small grains. The challenge in the Northeast, says Brito, is not only the late start and early finish of the growing season but also the heat of the summer, when many forage species are less productive.

The second research question enhancing milk quality also concerns what cows eat. Cows on pasture produce milk rich with omega-3 fatty acids and conjugated linoleic acids (CLA), molecules sought after for their human health benefits. For Northeast organic dairy farmers to tap the added value of omega-3 fatty acids and CLA, however, they need to ensure high levels of these throughout the year, not just when cows are on pasture.

In this project, the researchers hypothesize that supplementing cows' winter forage with flaxseed will sustain omega-3 fatty acids and CLA concentrations, meeting year-round market demands for milk with improved fatty acid profile, and possibly commanding higher prices in the marketplace in the future. Further, the researchers will explore how flaxseed enhances milk production and improves cow health and reproductive performance.

Because both research questions transcend dairy cows to embrace a wider agro-ecosystem from soils to pasture plants to nutrients available to cows and thus to humans the project is by its nature interdisciplinary, says Brito. His UNH colleagues on the project are assistant professor of agroecology Richard Smith, associate professor of reproductive physiology Dave Townson, and assistant professor of plant pathology Kirk Broders. A core team composed of animal scientists, economists, agronomis
'/>"/>

Contact: Beth Potier
beth.potier@unh.edu
603-862-1566
University of New Hampshire
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. Case Western Reserve University project ties soil conservation and river management together
2. Human Microbiome Project awards funds for technology development, data analysis and ethical research
3. Academy participates in project to discover drugs, biofuels in tropical seas
4. Field-hospital-on-a-chip project awarded to nanoengineer from UC San Diego
5. State fund advances titanium powder research, 9 other Iowa State projects
6. TECNALIA leads five projects within the VII Framework Program
7. Natural Capital Project to develop conservation software
8. Bangladesh Voter Registration Project Now Using MegaMatcher Biometric Technology to Detect and Prevent Duplicate Registrations
9. VUANCE Announces Crime Scene Security and Evidentiary Tracking Development Project
10. Human connection to our nations fisheries comes alive through oral history project
11. A BBVA Foundation project comes up with a system enabling detection of cetacean hearing loss
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/21/2015)... Canada , April 21, 2015 ... and evolving government policies are boosting access control systems ... According to a recently published report by ... Opportunities, 2020 ", the access control systems market in ... nearly USD1.2 billion by 2020.The access control systems market ...
(Date:4/20/2015)... The announcement comes as demand ... Management (GRM), Ireland,s foremost records management ... built up an impressive track record of clients within the ... the records management sector in Dubai . ... staffbase and employ a further eight staff members at its ...
(Date:4/14/2015)...  HYPR Corp. today announced it has joined ... tm , an industry consortium transforming online authentication ... technology and collaborate to deliver open specifications for ... and private, and easier to use. ... sensitive user information and eliminates the dependency on ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Saudi Arabia Access Control Systems Market to Touch USD1.2 Billion by 2020 Says TechSci Research 2Saudi Arabia Access Control Systems Market to Touch USD1.2 Billion by 2020 Says TechSci Research 3Glenbeigh Records Management Wins Contract With Dubai Islamic Bank 2Glenbeigh Records Management Wins Contract With Dubai Islamic Bank 3HYPR Corp. Joins the FIDO Alliance 2HYPR Corp. Joins the FIDO Alliance 3
... Cancer Research Foundation, a non-profit organization focused on ... recipients of the Dale F. Frey Award for ... funding to scientists completing a prestigious Damon Runyon ... highest expectations and are most likely to make ...
... been in use for decades. But manufacturers are ... new developments: Substantial influences of the microscopic material ... directly. The synthetic polymer molecules are simply too ... team of physicists led by professor Andreas Bausch ...
... are developing technology that could ultimately sequence a person,s ... cost of current commercial techniques. The researchers have ... lead to an ultrafast commercial DNA sequencing tool within ... published this month in the journal , Nano Letters ...
Cached Biology News:Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation awards breakthrough scientists 2Muscle filaments make mechanical strain visible 2Your genome in minutes: New technology could slash sequencing time 2Your genome in minutes: New technology could slash sequencing time 3
(Date:5/28/2015)... MARLBOROUGH, Mass. , May 28, 2015 ... company focused on discovering and developing innovative therapeutics, primarily ... the pricing of a public offering of 26 million ... per share for gross proceeds of approximately $10.4 million. ... stock, (ii) a 13-month overallotment purchase right to purchase ...
(Date:5/28/2015)...  GenVec, Inc. (Nasdaq: GNVC ) today announced ... , will present a company overview at the Jefferies ... Thursday, June 4, 2015. The live ... available at the following link:  http://wsw.com/webcast/jeff88/gnvc .  This ... access, visit www.genvec.com , click on "Investors and ...
(Date:5/28/2015)... The Fertility Centers of New England is proud to ... on a new and expanded role as Medical Director. ... oversight and quality assurance for the practice. , “We ... of experienced reproductive endocrinologists,” said Fertility Centers of New ... expertise and compassionate, individualized care have helped set FCNE ...
(Date:5/28/2015)... York, NY (PRWEB) May 28, 2015 ... renewed and enhanced its long term partnership with PTI ... work together to provide clients with custom-tailored method ... the art instruments currently available. The agreement includes a ... companies’ employees across organizational lines. This enables a ...
Breaking Biology Technology:RXi Pharmaceuticals Announces $10 Million Public Offering of Common Stock and Warrants 2RXi Pharmaceuticals Announces $10 Million Public Offering of Common Stock and Warrants 3GenVec To Present At The Jefferies Healthcare Conference 2Danielle Vitiello, MD of Fertility Centers of New England, Named New Medical Director 2Whitehouse Labs Renews & Enhances Partnership with PTI Inspection Systems 2Whitehouse Labs Renews & Enhances Partnership with PTI Inspection Systems 3
... (Nasdaq and SWX: BMRN) announced today that Asubio,Pharma ... received marketing,approval from the Japanese Ministry of Health, ... Biopten(R) (sapropterin dihydrochloride), which,contains the same active ingredient ... patients with phenylketonuria (PKU). BioMarin will receive a,milestone ...
... and EM Holdings B.V. (the,"Concerned Shareholders") are disappointed ... in Biovail ,s press release issued earlier today., ... date has been misinformation,coming from Biovail. Once again, ... tactics," stated Bruce Brydon, one of the Concerned ...
... Party Administrators,Alliance (TPAA) announced today the appointment of ... nation,s first alliance of third party,administrators and provides ... its members., Oelschlager brings hands-on experience in ... assets he believes will further the,organization,s reach and ...
Cached Biology Technology:Biopten (Sapropterin Dihydrochloride) Approved by Japanese Ministry of Health for the Treatment of PKU 2Biopten (Sapropterin Dihydrochloride) Approved by Japanese Ministry of Health for the Treatment of PKU 3Biopten (Sapropterin Dihydrochloride) Approved by Japanese Ministry of Health for the Treatment of PKU 4The TPAA Names Mark Oelschlager President 2
... of refrigerated cold traps offers a choice ... volatility/aqueous solvents or high volatility solvents. Ideal ... concentrators/centrifugal evaporators. Also used for maintaining vapor-free ... used in electron microscopes. Can be used ...
96 Well Plate UB, RE bottom; consistent medium binding affinity for hydrophobic complexes and proteins....
Thermo Forma provides an array of accessory Racks for the Cryo/CryoPlus 16" Diameter storage system. To maximise inventory capacity a Jumbo Arrowhead configuration is recommended. You may choose betw...
...
Biology Products: