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2017 Northeast Pasture Consortium Annual Conference and Meeting
March 2 - March 3
The NEPC meeting is happening concurrently with the Maryland Cattlemen’s Assocation’s Hay and Pasture Conference. The conference theme is “From Pasture to Table – Grass-Fed Livestock Production of Meat and Milk and Its Preparation, and Effects on Fatty Acid Composition and Human Health.”
Three technical sessions and the Pro-ducer Showcase will directly relate to our theme. The three technical sessions each cover a segment of the theme. The Ruminant Fatty Acid Production with Pastured Livestock session covers how to enhance the content of healthful fatty acids in meat and milk produced by live-stock raised on pasture. The Processing Milk and Cooking Meat effects on Fatty Acid Profiles in Consumed Grass-Fed Meat and Milk Products session covers the fate of ruminant fatty acids in processing milk and cooking meat. The third session, Human Health Implications of Consum-ing Grass-fed Meat and Milk Products, covers the impact of consuming ruminant fatty acids on human health. The Producer Showcase will have two Maryland farms, a beef operation and a dairy operation, that pasture their livestock. The beef farm finishes their feeder cattle on grass. The January newsletter will contain the registration form and a detailed agenda complete with spea-kers and the title of their presentations.
Check back for information on registration or contact James Cropper at email@example.com.