Journal of Agricultural Science and Food Research

Journal of Agricultural Science and Food Research
Open Access

ISSN: 2593-9173

Wondifraw Z

Department of Animal Science, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Debre Markos University, Ethiopia

  • Research Article   
    Evaluation of Milk Composition in Zebu × HF Crossbred Dairy Cows in Different Seasons and Stage of Lactations in Amanuel Town, Ethiopia
    Author(s): Desyibelew W and Wondifraw Z*

    A study was carried out on lactating crossbred dairy cows with the objectives of evaluating the effect of season and stage of lactation on milk quality in East Gojjam Zone of Amanuel town, Ethiopia. Milk quality was analyzed by profiling major components; protein, fat, lactose, solid-not-fat (SNF) and ash. Milk samples were collected from a total of 60 crossbred dairy cow’s (30 milk samples in winter and 30 milk samples in summer seasons) and immediately analysed using milk analyzer machine. Based on laboratory result average milk composition of fat, SNF, TS, protein, lactose and ash percentage of milk in winter season were 4.45 ± 0.26, 7.47 ± 0.38, 11.92 ± 0.40, 2.7 ± 0.05, 4.3 ± 0.07 and 0.6 ± 0.01, respectively. In summer season the milk composition were 3.58 ± 0.23, 8.08 ± 0.13, 11.66 ± 0.36, 3.01 ± 0.06, .. Read More»
    DOI: 10.35248/2593-9173.19.10.255

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