Mike Dugan PhD of Agriculture Canada’s Lacombe Research Centre discusses research being conducted on the economic value of beef fat. Lacombe is trying to enrich the Omega-3 fatty acids of beef as well as increase the biohydrogenation production. Lacombe is using linPRO-R for this research, with O&T Farms being a partner in the research. linPRO-R is a dry-extruded specialty feed produced specifically for ruminant applications.
American Dairyman : Udder Stuff
In the August 2015 issue of American Dairyman on page 33, Janna Moats discusses her findings on using extruded flaxseed (linPRO-R) to create an Omega-3 profile in milk. Janna goes on to say that feeding linPRO-R to dairy cattle can improve the health of the animal while simultaneously improving the nutritional value of the milk for consumers. The article discusses the relevant opportunity of developing healthier dairy products that carry an enhanced Omega-3 profile. Janna’s Omega-3 dairy data from her research thesis at the University of Saskatchewan is part of a collaborative effort between several parties. Of special note is the supervisory work provided to Janna by Dr. David Christensen and Dr. Timothy Mutsvangwa, both of the University of Saskatchewan.
Tim Wiens, the President and owner of O&T Farms speaks with Meat Business about the consumer awareness of Omega-3’s in the functional food market. Consumers are looking for healthier functional food’s and are willing to pay for those products. Omega-3 eggs, meats and dairy products are a part of the functional food extension of healthier products and O&T Farm’s specialty feed called linPRO helps to support this initiative. Using a blend of flaxseed and pulses processed through dry extrusion, O&T Farms has created a highly digestible and palatable specialty feed ingredient for livestock. It starts with what we feed our livestock.
Global Meat News
Global Meat News posted an article discussing the important findings of our recent work with Nielsen Perishables investigating consumer interest in Omega-3 chicken.