Höjer, Annika; Martinsson, Kjell; Jensen, Søren K. and Gustavsson, Anne-Maj (2010) PhytoMilk: Effects of botanical composition and harvest system of legume/grass silage on fatty acid, α-tocopherol and β-carotene concentration in organic forage and milk. In: Rasmussen , Jim; Schacht, Margit and Helgadóttir, Áslaug (Eds.) The potential of forage legumes to sustain a high agricultural productivity - a Nordic perspective, 6 (3), NJF Report, pp. 133-136.
Red clover and high proportion of forage in dairy cow diet increases the concentration of bioactive substances in milk, e.g. unsaturated fatty acids and antioxidants. In the present experiment twenty-four Swedish Red dairy cows were fed three silages in a Latin Square design to study the effect of silage botanical composition and harvest time on milk fatty acid, α-tocopherol and β-carotene concentration. The silages were red clover/grass silage (mixture of first and second cut), red clover/grass silage (mixture of first, second and third cut) and birdsfoot trefoil/grass silage (mixture of first and second cut). Botanical composition and harvest system affected silage vitamin and fatty acid concentration with higher concentrations of α-linolenic acid, α-tocopherol and β-carotene in red clover/grass silage (mixture of three harvests). Milk linoleic and α-linolenic acid concentration was higher with the two red clover diets but α-tocopherol, β-carotene and retinol concentration was not affected.
|EPrint Type:||Conference paper, poster, etc.|
|Type of presentation:||Other|
|Keywords:||PhytoMilk, legume, grass, dairy cow, fatty acid, vitamin|
|Subjects:|| Animal husbandry > Production systems > Dairy cattle|
"Organics" in general
Crop husbandry > Production systems > Pasture and forage crops
Food systems > Food security, food quality and human health
|Research affiliation:|| European Union > CORE Organic > PHYTOMILK|
Denmark > AU - Aarhus University > AU, DJF - Faculty of Agricultural Sciences
Sweden > University SLU > Agricultural Research for Northern Sweden
|Deposited By:||Höjer, Miss Annika|
|Deposited On:||26 May 2011 06:25|
|Last Modified:||26 May 2011 06:25|
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