Physicochemical properties of whole milk powder derived from cows fed pasture or total mixed ration diets
AuthorMagan, Jonathan B.
Kelly, Alan L.
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CitationMagan, J., Tobin, J., O'Callaghan, T., Kelly, A., Fenelon, M., Hennessy, D. and McCarthy, N. Physicochemical properties of whole milk powder derived from cows fed pasture or total mixed ration diets. Journal of Dairy Science. 2019, 102(11), 9611-9621. doi: https://doi.org/10.3168/jds.2019-16415
AbstractThis study examined the effect of dietary factors on compositional and functional properties of whole milk powder (WMP) produced from bovine milk. Raw milk samples were obtained from 3 groups of 18 Holstein Friesian spring-calving cows randomly assigned to diets based on perennial ryegrass (GRS), perennial ryegrass/white clover sward (CLV), and total mixed ration (TMR). Raw milks obtained in late lactation were subsequently standardized for fat, heat-treated (90°C for 30 s), evaporated, and homogenized before spray drying. The WMP produced from each diet were analyzed to determine differences in color, particle size distribution, heat coagulation time, yogurt gelation, texture profile, and protein profile due to each diet. Significant differences in heat coagulation time were observed between the CLV and TMR samples, whereas color values were significantly different between GRS and TMR samples. No significant differences in gross composition, protein profile, or whey protein nitrogen index were found between the 3 WMP samples. Average D90 values (the particle size at which 90% of the particles were smaller than the specified size) for fat globules were significantly lower in the TMR sample compared with the GRS and CLV samples. Yogurts produced from GRS- and CLV-derived WMP had significantly higher elastic moduli (G′) than those produced from TMR-derived WMP. Similarly, texture profile analysis revealed significantly higher firmness values in yogurt samples derived from CLV compared with TMR samples. Our data characterize the effect of these diets on the composition and functional properties of fat-standardized WMP, suggesting better yogurt functionality and thermal stability in WMP derived from pasture-based bovine diets.
FunderTeagasc Walsh Fellowship Programme; Irish Dairy Levy
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