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Title: Adding value to milk by increasing its protein and CLA contents
Authors: Murphy, J.J.
Stanton, Catherine
O'Donovan, Michael
Kavanagh, S.
Maher, J.
Patton, Joe
Mohammed, Riaz
Keywords: Milk
Protein content
Conjugated linoleic acid
Issue Date: 1-Aug-2008
Publisher: Teagasc
Citation: Murphy, J.J., Stanton, C., O’Donovan, M., Kavanagh, S., Maher, J., Patton, J., Mohammed, R., Adding value to milk by increasing its protein and CLA contents, Teagasc, 2008.
Abstract: The mid-summer milk protein study was undertaken on 34 commercial dairy farms in 2005 to evaluate the influence of dietary and management variables on milk protein content in mid-season. Data on grass composition, genetic merit of the herds and milk protein content were collected and analysed by multiple regression. Both calving date and genetic merit for milk protein content were significantly associated with milk protein content and were used as adjustment factors when evaluating the association between measures of grass quality and milk protein content. Milk protein content was associated with grass OMD (P = 0.04) and NDF content (P = 0.02) but not with CP content (P = 0.80). It is concluded that herds calving earlier, with a greater genetic merit for milk protein content and consuming better quality pasture would have greater milk protein contents in mid-season.
Description: End of project report
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/11019/830
http://www.teagasc.ie/publications/view_publication.aspx?PublicationID=817
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