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Milk fat globule stability

lipolysis with special reference to automatic milking systems

Wiking, Lars (2005). Milk fat globule stability. Diss. (sammanfattning/summary) Uppsala : Sveriges lantbruksuniv., Acta Universitatis Agriculturae Sueciae, 1652-6880 ; 2005:49
ISBN 91-576-7048-X
[Doctoral thesis]

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The implementation of automatic milking systems (AMS) initially caused a lowering of the milk quality regarding free fatty acids (FFA). A high level of FFA increases the risk of rancid flavour in dairy products. The objective of the present thesis was to evaluate different factors in AMS which could potentially cause an increased level of FFA. The stability of the MFG was studied by using model systems. A correlation (r2=0.54) was found between the average diameter of the milk fat globule (MFG) and the diurnal fat yield of cows. The activity of a MFG membrane enzyme was found to decline with increasing average MFG size. The results of this work indicate that the MFGs grow larger when the fat synthesis increases, probably because of a limitation in the production of MFG membrane. This new, obtained knowledge was used to produce milk with various average diameters of MFGs. Three groups of cows were fed concentrates with different fatty acid compositions; one high in saturated fat, another high in unsaturated fat and the last one stimulating high de novo synthesis. The feedings resulted in milk with fat contents of 5.0, 3.7 and 4.0%, respectively. The MFGs were significantly larger in the milk with the highest fat content. All three types of milk were pumped at various shear rates and temperatures. Afterwards, measurement of particle size distribution showed that the highest coalescence of MFGs in the milk occurred with the largest MFGs. Moreover, the MFGs were more unstable at a pumping temperature of 31°C compared with lower temperatures. Likewise, an increase was found in the FFA content for milk with the largest MFGs, indicating that milk with a high fat content is more unstable when subjected to mechanical stress. The results recommended to cool raw milk to 5°C before pumping it from the milking unit to the milk bulk tank. The effect of milking frequency on FFA was studied because cows are more frequently milked in AMS. The level of FFA was significantly higher (1.49 meq./100g fat) in milk from the udder half milked four times daily compared with the milk from the udder half milked twice daily (1.14 meq./100g fat). This is ascribed to the fact that milk from the udder half milked four times daily contained MFGs with a significantly larger average diameter. The results are of great importance for further understanding of the mechanisms behind the increased content of FFA which is frequently observed in AMS.

Authors/Creators:Wiking, Lars
Title:Milk fat globule stability
Subtitle:lipolysis with special reference to automatic milking systems
Series Name/Journal:Acta Universitatis Agriculturae Sueciae
Year of publishing :2005
Number of Pages:39
ALLI. Wiking, L., Stagsted J., Björck, L. & Nielsen, J.H. (2004). Milk fat globule size is affected by fat production in dairy cows. International Dairy Journal 14: 909-913 II. Wiking, L., Björck, L. & Nielsen, J.H. (2003). The influence of feed on stability of fat globules during pumping of raw milk. International Dairy Journal 13: 799-803 III. Wiking, L., Bertram, H.C., Björck, L. & Nielsen. J. H. Evaluation of cooling strategies for pumping of milk - Impact of fatty acid composition on free fatty acid levels (submitted to Journal of Dairy Research) IV. Wiking, L., Nielsen, J.H., Båvius, A-K., Edvardsson, A. & Svennersten-Sjauna, K. Impact of milking frequencies on the level of free fatty acids in milk, fat globule size and fatty acid composition (manuscript to be submitted)
Place of Publication:Uppsala
ISBN for printed version:91-576-7048-X
Publication Type:Doctoral thesis
Full Text Status:Public
Agris subject categories.:Q Food science > Q02 Food processing and preservation
Q Food science > Q04 Food composition
Subjects:Not in use, please see Agris categories
Agrovoc terms:dairy cows, cow milk, milk fat, fat globules, free fatty acids, lipolysis, stability, chemical composition, concentrates, lipid content, milking equipment, robots, automation
Keywords:milk fat globule, milk fat globule membrane, fatty acid composition, free fatty acids, pumping, automatic milking systems, γ-glutamyl transpeptidase, xanthine oxidase, milking frequency
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ID Code:825
Department:(NL, NJ) > Dept. of Food Science (until 161231)
Deposited By: Lars Wiking
Deposited On:29 Apr 2005 00:00
Metadata Last Modified:02 Dec 2014 10:07

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