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Saturday, January 16 • 1:15pm - 2:30pm
A Holistic Approach to Livestock Production

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Come explore the connections between soil biodiversity, forages, animal and human health that can mean a more resilient approach to dairy and farming. Explore topics including soils, forages, rumen microbiome, milk fatty acids across diets.  Project lead Juan Alvez of the UVM Center for Sustainable Agriculture will highlight tools for grass farmers to monitor grazing behavior and forage utilization in real time; the impact of grazing summer annuals on milk production, composition and fatty acid profile as well as rumen function; and how biodiversity in diet can affect overall livestock wellbeing and holistic farm success.

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Juan Alvez

Pasture Technical Coordinator, UVM Extension, Center for Sustainable Agriculture
Juan P. Alvez comes from a two-generation pasture-based family farm in   Rivera, Uruguay. He obtained his BS in Agronomy in Brazil, his MS in   Plant and Soil Science with Bill Murphy and his Ph.D. in Natural Resources at the University of Vermont. He has experienced   interdisciplinary... Read More →

Saturday January 16, 2016 1:15pm - 2:30pm PST
Lakeside East

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