Dietary molasses enhances ruminal biohydrogenation and partially alleviates diet- induced milk fat depression

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dc.contributor.author Bradford, Barry J.
dc.contributor.author Titgemeyer, Evan C.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-11-23T14:55:16Z
dc.date.available 2010-11-23T14:55:16Z
dc.date.issued 2010-11-23
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/6630
dc.description Dairy Research, 2008 is known as Dairy Day, 2008 en
dc.description.abstract Milk fat depression remains a problem on dairy farms, and in recent years, incorporation of distillers grains (typically with solubles added and often dried) has contributed to this problem on some farms. In this study, we evaluated whether molasses could prevent milk fat depression in cows fed a high-risk diet. Replacing up to 5% of dietary corn with cane molasses linearly increased the yield of short- and medium-chain fatty acids in milk, indicating a positive effect on de novo fatty acid synthesis in a milk fat depression environment. Molasses, however, tended to linearly decrease milk yield and linearly decreased milk protein yield, resulting in no net effect on energy- or solids-corrected milk yield. These results indicate that the potential exists for sources of dietary sugar to prevent milk fat depression, but further research is needed to determine when sugar sources might be most effective. en_US
dc.publisher Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Dairy Day, 2008 en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station contribution; no. 09-134-S en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Report of progress (Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service); 1002 en_US
dc.subject Dairy en_US
dc.subject Dietary molasses en_US
dc.subject Ruminal biohhydrogenation en_US
dc.subject Milk en_US
dc.subject Depression en_US
dc.title Dietary molasses enhances ruminal biohydrogenation and partially alleviates diet- induced milk fat depression en_US
dc.type Conference paper en_US
dc.date.published 2008 en_US
dc.citation.epage 9 en_US
dc.citation.spage 6 en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid bbradfor en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid etitgeme en_US

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