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The Effect of Body Energy Reserve Mobilization on the Fatty Acid Profile of Milk in High-yielding Cows
- Nogalski, Zenon (University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn, Department of Cattle Breeding and Milk Quality Evaluation) ;
- Wronski, Marek (University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn, Department of Cattle Breeding and Milk Quality Evaluation) ;
- Sobczuk-Szul, Monika (University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn, Department of Cattle Breeding and Milk Quality Evaluation) ;
- Mochol, Magdalena (University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn, Department of Cattle Breeding and Milk Quality Evaluation) ;
- Pogorzelska, Paulina (University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn, Department of Cattle Breeding and Milk Quality Evaluation)
- Received : 2012.05.20
- Accepted : 2012.08.07
- Published : 2012.12.01
We investigated the effect of the amount of body condition loss in the dry period and early lactation in 42 high-yielding Holstein-Friesian cows on milk yield and the share of fatty acids in milk fat. Energy reserves were estimated based on the body condition scoring (BCS) and backfat thickness (BFT). Milk yield and milk composition were determined over 305-d lactation. From d 6 to 60 of lactation, the concentrations of 43 fatty acids in milk fat were determined by gas chromatography. Cows were categorized based on body condition loss from the beginning of the dry period to the lowest point of the BCS curve in early lactation into three groups: low condition loss group (L)
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