Feeding unsaturated fats could help raise milk yield

Wragg, Simon
January 2007
Farmers Weekly;1/19/2007, Vol. 146 Issue 3, p35
Trade Publication
The article reports on the encouragement to dairy producers to use unsaturated fat in rations to increase milk sales for the remainder of winter. Nick Johns, technical director of HST Feeds, says that producers who can afford to lose 0.2 to 0.3% butterfat without breaching contracts could consider using unsaturated fats such as soya oil in rations. Incorporation of soya oil into meal will lower butterfat and raise the milk volume.


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