NEPC 2017 Conference

The 2017 meeting was held March 2-3, Hagerstown, MD, in partnership with the Maryland Cattlemen’s Association.

The full meeting report may be downloaded in two large chunks (day 1, day 2), or by individual presentation below. Session overviews are linked from the session titles.

Poster abstracts) are also available …

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NEPC 2017 Conference Session 1

Ruminant Fatty Acid Production with Pastured Livestock Session

Three papers were given at this session to show how pasture-fed cattle milk and meat products can have their fatty acid composition impacted by how long they are on pasture and the type of pasture that they are on. One of the …

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NEPC 2017 Conference Session 2

Forage Allocation during the Pasture Season to keep Yourself, your Forage Plants, and your Livestock Happy - Avoiding Train Wrecks in an Uncertain World Session

In order to maintain high quality forage in front of the pastured livestock, it takes some preseason planning and a flexible approach to allocating pasture forage …

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NEPC 2017 Conference Session 3

Evening Session - Producer Showcase

The Northeast Pasture Consortium Conference annually holds this session to showcase pasture-based farms of note from the hosting state. This year we picked two farms that grass feed their cattle from start to finish to get the unique fatty acid composition that comes from pasture raised …

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NEPC 2017 Conference Session 4

Cooking Meat effects on Fatty Acid Profiles in Consumed Grass-Finished Meat Products Session

We now move on to preparation of meat and milk products and how this affects fatty acid composition before it comes to the table. This was a two-part session. The first presentation dealt with how cooking meat …

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