Dr. Silvia Abel-Caines

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Dr. Silvia Abel-Caines is a Veterinarian with a PhD in Ruminant Nutrition, who has collaborated in researches in dairy calf management and milk fatty acid profile. She is a certified grazing planner, and actively volunteers to assist farmer-owned dairy cooperatives in South America, Europe and Africa. In her presentations she combines the knowledge from experienced organic, pasture-based farmers with her technical training. She provides practical information that highlights the link between soil health, forage quality, animal health and long-term farming profitability. 

Silvia is currently the Staff Ruminant Nutritionist for Organic Valley, the largest farmer-owned cooperative of organic dairy farmers in the U.S. She resides in Illinois with her husband, 3 teenage children and a small flock of backyard chickens.