Effect of feeding fractionated RBD palm stearin on milk yield and quality of dairy cattle
*, Zahariah, I.
, Ahmadilfitri, M.N.
, Mohd Suria, A.Y.
, Mardhati, M.
and Wong, H. K.
Sime Darby Research Sdn Bhd, 42960 Carey Island, Selangor,
Animal Science Research Centre, Malaysian Agricultural Research & Development Institute (MARDI)
Malaysian J. Anim. Sci. 2016 19(1): 9-13
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Energy intake of dairy cows is important during the peak of milk production to maintain consistency of milk yield. To overcome energy deficiency, diet with high energy density is required for lactating dairy cows which can be enhanced by incorporating fats. Therefore a feeding trial was conducted to determine the effects of supplementing fat with fractionated RBD Palm Stearin on feed consumption, milk yield, composition and fatty acid profile of dairy cows. A total of 35 lactating dairy cows in early and mid-lactating periods were used in this trial. The trial was conducted for 12 wk and individual milk yield was recorded twice daily. Daily milk yield was increased (p<0.05) from 8.18 l for diet without fat to 8.42 and 8.32 l of milk yield per day, for inclusion of 5% and 2.5% fractionated RBD Palm Stearin, respectively.
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