Turkish Journal of Veterinary & Animal Sciences




This study aimed to explore the effects of animal bypass fat (ABF) and palm bypass fat (PBF) added to the rations of Anatolian buffaloes on dry matter consumption, feed conversion ratio, milk yield, some milk components, and parameters. A total of 21 heads of buffalo in the early lactation period; milk yield averages, lactation periods, lactation numbers, live weights, and ages were selected and divided into three experimental groups, each consisting of 7 buffaloes. The experiment was conducted according to the crossover trial pattern. There was no statistically significant difference between the groups in terms of dry matter consumption and feed conversion ratio (p > 0.05). There were no significant differences between the groups in terms of milk yield and corrected milk yield (p > 0.05). In addition, there were no statistically significant differences between the groups in terms of milk fat, solid not fat, protein, lactose, and milk energy yields (p > 0.05). The better values of feed conversion ratio, higher milk yield, milk fat, milk protein and lactose were obtained in the group of ABF compared to the control and PBF groups. The milk pH, temperature, density, freezing point, ash, organic matter ratio and milk urea nitrogen values obtained at the end of the experiment were insignificant between the groups (p > 0.05). In conclusion, to increase milk yield and components of buffalo rations, it has been determined that ABF and PBF can be added to 250 g per animal per day and will not cause any side effects. When the groups to which bypass fat sources were added were compared, it was concluded that ABF had more positive effects on performance and milk composition than PBF.


Buffalo, bypass fat, milk composition, performance

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