The organic dairy also has an active applied research program that seeks to support the organic dairy industry. We focus on projects that can improve forage quality and dry matter intake off pasture, thus improving overall productivity and profitability on-farm. We also study the impact of forage intake on the nutritional profile of milk, including antioxidants, lipids, and carotenoids. Our latest research will look at the economic viability of fodder as a component of the dairy ration. Unfortunately, there is very little scientific data to support the use of sprouted grains in the ruminant. Our plan is generate some actual on-farm data to better understand fodder digestibility and the overall impacts of fodder on the rumen microflora.