Harstad, Odd Magne and Steinshamn, Håvard (2010) Cows’ diet and milk composition. In: Griffiths, Mansel (Ed.) Improving the safety and quality of milk: Milk production and processing (Volume 1). Woodhead Food Series, no. 188. Woodhead Publishing Limited, Cambridge, UK, chapter 9, pp. 223-245.
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The effect of cows' diets on milk composition is discussed, focusing on those components of particular interest for human health. First dietary sources of fatty acids and their digestion and metabolism are reviewed. Then feeding factors affecting milk fat content and fatty acid composition are discussed, with emphasis on those factors related to forage and fat supplements. The effects of diet on protein content and composition and milk content of minerals and vitamins are reviewed. Feeding strategies for improving the nutritional quality of milk are summarized.
|EPrint Type:||Book chapter|
|Keywords:||milk nutritional quality, fatty acid composition, effects of diet, forage source, fat supplements, vitamins, minerals|
|Subjects:|| Animal husbandry > Production systems > Dairy cattle|
Food systems > Food security, food quality and human health
|Research affiliation:|| Norway > UMB - Norwegian University of Life Sciences|
Norway > Bioforsk - Norwegian Institute for Agriculture and Environmental Research > Bioforsk Organic Food and Farming Division
|ISBN:||1 84569 438 4|
|Deposited By:||Steinshamn, Dr Håvard|
|Deposited On:||01 Jun 2010 07:57|
|Last Modified:||01 Jun 2010 07:57|
|Refereed:||Peer-reviewed and accepted|
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