Expert in feeding regime and meat quality
Fatty acid profiles in milk

Since 2007, Dr. Margit Velik is member of the institute of Livestock Research and head of the department Alternative Cattle Feeding and Product Quality.

Her working area includes

  • intensive and extensive fattening systems of beef cattle (bulls, steer, heifer, suckler beef, calf)
  • crosslinking production system with quality of agricultural products
  • influence of feeding regime on product quality
  • quality of fresh meat (cattle, sheep, goat, pig)
  • fatty acid profile in milk and meat of different production systems

Current projects:

  • Suckler beef production: fattening and slaughter performance, meat quality
  • Heifer fattening: influence of pasture fattening vs different indoor feeding regimes on fattening performance, carcass and meat quality
  • Comparison of meat quality (tenderness, colour, fatty acids, water holding capacity, etc.) of different Austrian beef labels (bull, steer, heifer, suckler beef)
  • Colour of calf meat fattened with whole milk – influence factors and measures for preventing dark veal colour
  • Fatty acid composition of milk from Austrian low input dairy farms

Recent relevant publications:

  • Velik, M., Friedrich, E., Häusler, J., Kitzer, R., Kaufmann, J., Adelwöhrer, A., Steinwidder, A., 2010: Weidemast von Kalbinnen - Mastleistung, Schlachtleistung und Fleischqualität. 37. Viehwirtschaftiche Fachtagung, 13-14. April 2010, LFZ Raumberg-Gumpenstein, Irdning.
  • Velik, M., 2009: Impact of feeding strategy on meat quality of beef in low input systems. Workshop on quality and nutrition value of organic milk and meat, Jastrzebiec, Poland, 19-20th Nevember 2009
  • Velik, M., Steinwidder, A., Knaus, W., 2008: Lupine-pea-cereal mixture or cereals as supplements for organic dairy cows. Biological Agriculture and Horticulture, 25, 339-351.

Where am I?
Luciano Pinotti, University of MilanAshild Krogdahl, NVHIan Givens, Reading UniversityChris Knight, University of CopenhagenVincent Baeten, CRA-WDolores Pérez Marín, University of CordobaStephen Woodgate, Beacon ResearchJoop Luten, NofimaHans Dieter Hess, AgroscopeBart Van Droogenbroeck, ILVOJerzy Juskiewicz, Institute of Animal Reproduction and Food Research Anna Haug, UMBMindaugas Malakauskas, LVAIonelia Taranu, INCDBNARodica Criste, INCDBNAAneliya Haritova, Trakia UniversityKris Sejrsen, Department of Animal Health, Welfare and NutritionRafael Codony, University of BarcelonaFrancesc Guardiola, University of BarcelonaKatri Ling, Institute of Animal Science and Veterinary MedicinePreben Bach Holm, University AarhusDavid Arney, Institute of Animal Science and Veterinary MedicineAna Garrido Varo, University of CordobaJaroslava Ovesna, Institute of Crop ResearchKevin Shingfield, MTT Agrifood ResearchNastasia Belc, Institute of Food BioresourcesRupert Bruckmaier, University of BernJohn Wallace, Rowett Research InstituteCornelia Metges and Harald Hammon, FBNJaap Keijer, WURAila Vanhatalo, University of HelsinkiJovanka Levic, Institute of Food TechnologyDavid Kenny, Institute for Food and HealthIsabelle Oswald, INRAMilan Marounek, Institute of Animal ScienceVeerle Fievez, Ghent UniversityMarcela Speranda, Faculty of Agriculture CroatiaKostas Mountzouris, Agricultural University of AthensIoannis Politis, Agricultural University of AthensMargrit Velik, Institute of Live Stock ResearchBegona de la Roza-Delgado, SERIDAJohn O`Doherty, Institute for Food and Health
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