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Milk fatty acid profiles from inclusion of different calcium salts in dairy cow diets

Lindberg, Mikaela (2020). Milk fatty acid profiles from inclusion of different calcium salts in dairy cow diets. Acta Agriculturae Scandinavica, Section A - Animal Science. 69 , 249-253
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This experiment evaluated the effects of inclusion of three different types of calcium salts (CaS): mixed fatty acids, 70% palmitic acid-based and rapeseed oil-based, on milk production and milk fatty acid composition. Dietary treatments were randomly assigned to six mid-lactation dairy cows in a double Latin square experimental design with three 21-days experimental periods. All cows received a similar amount of grass-clover silage and concentrates and an additional 800 g of CaS daily. Analysis of milk fatty acids showed that a high proportion of palmitic acid in the feed resulted in milk fat with significantly higher levels of C16 fatty acids than with CaS based on rapeseed oil. Milk from cows on the diet with rapeseed oil based CaS contained significantly higher concentrations of C18 fatty acids, monounsaturated fatty acids, polyunsaturated fatty acids and trans fatty acids than milk from cows on the diet with palmitic acid CaS.

Authors/Creators:Lindberg, Mikaela
Title:Milk fatty acid profiles from inclusion of different calcium salts in dairy cow diets
Series Name/Journal:Acta Agriculturae Scandinavica, Section A - Animal Science
Year of publishing :2020
Page range:249-253
Number of Pages:5
Publication Type:Research article
Article category:Scientific peer reviewed
Version:Published version
Copyright:Creative Commons: Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0
Full Text Status:Public
Subjects:(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 4 Agricultural Sciences > 402 Animal and Dairy Science > Animal and Dairy Science.
Keywords:Rumen protected fat, rapeseed oil, palm oil, milk fatty acid
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Web of Science (WoS)000547562300001
ID Code:22714
Faculty:VH - Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science
Department:(VH) > Dept. of Animal Nutrition and Management
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Deposited On:08 Mar 2021 14:06
Metadata Last Modified:08 Mar 2021 14:11

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