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Mineral and fatty acid composition of milk from native Jutland and Danish Red 1970 cattle breeds

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Mineral and fatty acid composition in milk from two minor native dairy breeds in Denmark; Danish Red 1970 (RDM-1970) and Jutland cows were analyzed. Results showed that for most compositional traits breed only played a minor role, whereas management and feeding played a significant role. Biodynamic management and very low milk yield resulted in a very characteristic fatty acid composition and a strongly elevated n-3/n-6 ratio (ratio 0.9 compared to 0.3). For milk minerals, RDM-1970 had significantly higher contents of P, Mg, Mn, whereas milk from Jutland cows had significantly higher K content.

Original languageEnglish
JournalActa Agriculturae Scandinavica A: Animal Sciences
Pages (from-to)131-135
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2020

    Research areas

  • dairy products, elements, fatty acid, Native breeds

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