Improving the Value of Beef with linPRO-R
At O&T Farms, we are helping beef 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 beef products, naturally.
Omega-3 Beef, the Natural Choice
- Increased levels of Omega-3 and CLA fatty acids compared to conventional beef products
- Minimizes nutritional variation of beef raised on grass-fed programs
- Improved Omega-6: Omega-3 ratio to support human health
- Maintains same great taste
Beefing up the Diet: 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 to sustain 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.
Beef products are widely accepted as a nutrient dense dietary protein source, and contains more than 100 fatty acids including Conjugated linoleic acid (CLA). The CLA fatty acid is a unique fatty acid found predominantly in dairy and beef products and has been attributed to reducing the risk of cancer, managing type 2 diabetes, and improving the immune system. Furthermore, rumenic and vaccenic fatty acids from beef products have also been associated with several human health benefits. Therefore, increasing the concentration of Omega-3, CLA and other healthful 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 beef cattle for the development of Omega-3 beef products that also contain elevated CLA, rumenic and vaccenic acids, without compromising on quality or taste.
The Difference is in the Feed
LinPRO-R is an extruded feed product made from Non-GMO ingredients including flaxseed, peas, and alfalfa that provide a naturally better dietary source of protein, energy and Omega-3 fatty acids for beef cattle. 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, organic and grass-fed beef production, linPRO-R is easy-to-use on-farm, is palatable and safe for the animal, and has an exceptional shelf-life.