Variation in the bovine FABP4 gene affects milk yield and milk protein content in dairy cows
H Zhou, L Cheng, W Azimu, S Hodge, GR Edwards, JGH Hickford
Scientific Reports | NATURE PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2015
Awarded by Ministry of Science and Innovation (Dairy Systems for Environmental Protection; NZ)
Financial support from the Ministry of Science and Innovation (DRCX 0802; Dairy Systems for Environmental Protection; NZ) and Lincoln University Gene-Marker Laboratory are acknowledged. Guo Yang, Innocent Rugoho, Helen Hague, Thomas Vazhathara, Seung Byun and Freeman Fang from Lincoln University (NZ) are thanked for technical support and useful discussion. We thank Peter Hancox from Lincoln University Dairy Farm for provision of cows and assistance with sampling. Hinrich Voges from Livestock Improvement Corporation (NZ) is thanked for helping with blood sampling.