Effects of fat supplementation in early lactation dairy cows

T. Kokkonen, J. Taponen, M. Tuori, S. Lohenoja, M. Kulcsar, C. Delavaud, Y. Chilliard, A. T. Tesfa

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Abstract

Twenty-four cows were fed with 0 (NF), 3.5 (MF) or 7 (HF) % of calcium salts of palm fatty acids in the concentrate for 8 weeks after calving. The increase of total DMI in group MF tended to be slower than in the other groups during lactation weeks 1 to 4. Fat supplementation increased milk fat content linearly during lactation weeks 1 to 4. Liveweight and fat depth changes and concentration of plasma NEFA suggest that tissue mobilization was greater in MF than in other groups. Treatment did not significantly affect plasma hormone concentrations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)499-502
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Animal and Feed Sciences
Volume13
Issue numberSUPPL. 1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2004

Keywords

  • Dairy cow
  • Energy intake
  • Milk production
  • Tissue mobilization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Food Science
  • Animal Science and Zoology

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    Kokkonen, T., Taponen, J., Tuori, M., Lohenoja, S., Kulcsar, M., Delavaud, C., Chilliard, Y., & Tesfa, A. T. (2004). Effects of fat supplementation in early lactation dairy cows. Journal of Animal and Feed Sciences, 13(SUPPL. 1), 499-502. https://doi.org/10.22358/jafs/73976/2004