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Milk production and composition and tissue energy balance of early lactation dairy cows fed diets supplemented with calcium salts of fatty acids (Megalac)

  • P C Aikman (a1), A K Jones (a1) and R M Kirkland (a2)


Supplemental fat is often used to increase the energy density of diets for dairy cows, with the aim of improving tissue energy balance (TEB), milk production and herd fertility. In this study, the effects of supplemental calcium salts of palm fatty acids (CSFA) on production parameters, dry matter intake (DMI) and TEB were assessed in highly productive, early-lactation cows offered typical UK diets.


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