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
- 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.