- Language: English
- Published: January 2008
- Region: Europe
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Supplementing Grazing Cows Diet. Edition No. 1
- Published: January 2009
- Region: Global
- 84 Pages
- VDM Publishing House
A considerable amount of evidence has accumulated
in supporting the view that conjugated linoleic
acids (CLA) and omega-3 fatty acids (FA) have
beneficial health properties and that the
consumption levels of these FA is insufficient in
most western diets. In view of their benefits, there
has been a considerable interest in enhancing milk
and dairy food products with these beneficial FA.
The objective of the first trial was to determine
the effect of supplementing grazing dairy cows’ diet
with fish oil (FO) and linseed oil (LSO) on milk c9,
t11 CLA and omega-3 FA. The objective of the second
trail was to examine the temporal changes in milk
c9, t11 CLA content of grazing dairy cows fed FO and
LSO for an extended period of time. Results from
the two trials show that supplementing grazing cows’
diets with LSO and FO enhances milk c9, t11 CLA and
omega-3 FA content and could be used as a practical
approach to broaden dairy market by increasing their
competitiveness in the U.S. healthy food market.
William Brown conducted this research project at Southern
Illinois University, where he studied under the great Dr.
AbuGhazaleh. Currently, William is employed with the U.S.
Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service. Here he
provides children and low-income people access to milk/food, a
healthful diet, and nutrition education.