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CaroTech participates at science conference

Carotenoid Technologies of the IQF Group will actively participate at the 2009 American Societies of Animal Science, American Dairy Science Association, and the Canadian Science Association (ASAS/ADSA/CSA) meeting in Montreal, Canada from July 12-17.

In vitro and in vivo results will be presented from a five-year company-sponsored Ph.D. project at the University of Leeds in the United Kingdom on “Plant Extracts as Rumen Modifiers” in collaboration with several universities and experimental farms in the European Union.
 
Selecting a few of its most important findings, the research confirms the benefits of garlic on reducing methane production in ruminant, however, presents the novel findings that this result has also an interaction with the type of diet used.
 
This is particularly useful considering that diets differ around the world in the forage and concentrate contents. 
 
In the second highlighted presentation by Dr. Chris Kamel, Technical Director, the production results from feeding an encapsulated combination of garlic and cinnamaldehyde to dairy cows in early versus late lactation will be compared.
 
Those who have followed the evolution of the use of plant extracts in dairy diets are aware that these are some of the questions that the market has been waiting for over the last 10 years.
 
CaroTech plans to shed some light on these subjects and provide a preview of the work which has been submitted for publication in refereed journals.

Dick Ziggers

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