Study on Quantity and Quality of Sheep Milk Sampled from Three Areas of Timis County

Voia, Octavian Sorin; Padeanu, Ioan; Gajojdian, Dinu; Sauer, Maria; Sauer, Walter Ioan; Dragomir, Carmen; Albulescu, Mihaela
July 2016
Scientific Papers: Animal Science & Biotechnologies / Lucrari St;2016, Vol. 49 Issue 2, p190
Academic Journal
Investigations were carried out in April on raw sheep milk collected from three centres from west (V), centre (C) and east (E) part of Timis County. The milk was collected by a commercial dairy-factory, with the purpose to monitor quantity (l), the fat content (%), protein content (%), pH, the presence of antibiotics, this cow or goat milk added, freezing point and the addition of water. Based on these investigations we can state that in lowland areas (V and respective C) was producing significantly (p≤0.001) more milk compared to the hilly area (E). The average fat percentage was significantly (p≤0.001) higher, by 0.56 and 0.46 percentage in V centre, compared to C and E. The average percentage of protein varied in very close (V = 5.75%, C 5.70% and E 5.66%), differences were not significant (p> 0.05). The milk had a slightly acid pH of 6.78. No antibiotics residues were identified or cow and goat milk was added. Addition of water was identified in 55% of milk samples taken from the C centre, and 22% from the E centre. Current results suggest that the milk of sheep taken from three centres in Timis County meets current European regulations on quality and food safety.


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