Improving the Value of Milk with LinPRO-R
At O&T Farms, we are helping dairy producers, food processors and grocery retailers to meet the growing demand for functional and organic food products. Our linPRO-R animal feed ingredients are rich in the Omega-3 fatty acid α-linolenic acid (ALA) and offers both conventional and organic opportunities for the development of CLA and Omega-3 milk products, naturally.
Omega-3 Milk, the Natural Choice
- Up to 2x the increase in Omega-3 fatty acids compared to conventional dairy products
- Improved Omega-6: Omega-3 ratio to support human immune
- Increased levels of CLA fatty acids
- Same great taste
Making Milk Whole: Benefits of Omega-3 and CLA for Human Health
The Omega-3 fatty acid ALA has been identified as an essential nutrient, meaning it is necessary for sustaining human health; however, it can only be obtained through the diet. Currently, human consumption of ALA and total Omega-3 fatty acids is believed to be lacking and may be responsible for increased incidence of certain diseases and cancers. Therefore, consumers are looking for nutrient rich food products that help improve availability of these important fatty acids and contribute toward their overall health.
Milk and dairy products have been staples in human diets for thousands of years and are known for their dense nutrient profiles; however, there is always room for improvement. Dairy products also contain a unique form of fatty acids known as conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), which has been attributed to reducing the risk of cancer, managing type 2 diabetes, and improving the immune system. Therefore, increasing the concentration of Omega-3 and CLA fatty acids within this widely accepted food group could increase their nutritional value and support human health. Through extensive research & development initiatives, O&T Farms has developed an effective, all natural, plant-based feed ingredient for dairy cattle for the development of CLA and Omega-3 milk products without compromising on quality or taste.Overall, feeding linPRO-R to dairy cows not only offers health benefits to the animal, but meets to consumer demand for value-add Omega-3 enriched food products.
The Difference is in the Feed
LinPRO-R is an extruded feed ingredient containing flaxseed, peas, and alfalfa that provides a naturally better dietary source of protein, energy and Omeag-3 fatty acids for dairy cows. The unique processing parameters used to manufacture linPRO-R protect the otherwise unstable Omega-3 fatty acids, eliminating many of the challenges commonly associated with feeding unsaturated fats to livestock. Available for both conventional and organic dairy production, linPRO-R is easy-to-use on-farm, is palatable and safe for the animal, and has an exceptional shelf-life.