Dairy herds with desired milk properties being developed in Russia

Scientists of the Stavropol State Agrarian University are implementing an ambitious strategic project for the development of dairy cattle breeding as part of the Agroinnopolis-2030 program.
calendar icon 9 February 2022
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The set of analytical system "CombiFoss 7 DC" by Foss Analytical A/S (Denmark) will allow for the first time in Russia to start large-scale breeding in order to create dairy herds with a given protein and fatty acid composition of milk. This will make it possible to develop fundamentally new functional dairy products with a biologically active composition and medicinal properties.

In particular, there will be more polyunsaturated fatty acids in milk, which means that its antioxidant properties will increase. Such dairy products will help lower blood cholesterol levels and improve the functioning of the cardiovascular system in consumers.

The analytical system will be installed in the laboratory for selection control of milk quality, created on the basis of the biotechnological faculty of the Stavropol State Agrarian University. This will significantly expand the service for breeding farms and conduct research on the quality of dairy raw materials at the level of ICAR / IDF world standards.

Practice-oriented training of students of the Stavropol State Agrarian University will also receive a new positive impetus.

“The laboratory for selective milk quality control of the Stavropol State Agrarian University serves 80% of the breeding farms in the region. There is no such coverage of agricultural enterprises in any university in the country. Our students undergo training and internships on the basis of the Center for the Management of Animal Genetic Resources, which includes a laboratory, as well as control-assistant and expert-boniter services. The acquired competencies allow our graduates to work successfully in the leading breeding farms of the region,” said Alexander Trukhachev, Acting Rector of the Stavropol State Agrarian University.

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