Effects of pasture allowance on the yield and composition of milk from cows of different beta-lactoglobulin phenotypes.
MJ Auldist, NA Thomson, TR Mackle, JP Hill, CG Prosser
J Dairy Sci | Published : 2000
The objective of this study was to determine whether the differences in the composition of milk from cows of different beta-lactoglobulin beta-LG) phenotypes are affected by the amount of pasture available and, hence, pasture dry matter intake. Twenty-two Friesian cows of each of the AA and BB variants of the beta-LG phenotype were subjected to ad libitum grazing or restricted grazing in crossover experiments during spring (early lactation, approximately 60 d in milk) and summer (mid to late lactation, approximately 180 d in milk). Milk samples were collected from each cow at the end of each 8-d treatment period and analyzed for composition. Cows of the AA variant of the beta-LG phenotype ha..View full abstract