Effect of silage type and energy concentration on conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) in milk fat from dairy cows

T.S. Nielsen, K. Sejrsen, H.R Andersen, Pia Lund, Ellen Marie Straarup

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    Abstract

    40 lactating cows were fed either clovergrass or maize silage and a low or high dietary energy concentration in a 2x2 factorial design. The maize silage diets rich in starch and linoleic acid resulted in a higher content of c9t11 and t10c12 CLA in milk fat than the grass silage diets. A high energy concentration plus maize silage led to a pronounced shift in the biohydrogenation pathway of linoleic acid, the highest t10c12 CLA content and lowest milk fat percentage. Energy concentration had no effect on milk fat CLA content or milk fat percentage in grass silage fed cows.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalJournal of Animal and Feed Sciences
    Volume13
    Pages (from-to)697-700
    ISSN1230-1388
    Publication statusPublished - 2004

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