Advertisement
Advertise here Publish your press releases here Sponsor BioPortfolio
Follow us on Twitter Sign up for daily news and research emails Contributors wanted

Feeding Moringa oleifera fresh or ensiled to dairy cows-effects on milk yield and milk flavor.

23:43 EDT 31st July 2014 | BioPortfolio

Summary of "Feeding Moringa oleifera fresh or ensiled to dairy cows-effects on milk yield and milk flavor."

Moringa oleifera, either fresh or ensiled, was compared with Elephant grass as a main feedstuff for dairy cows. To test the effects feed had on milk yield, milk composition, ration digestibility, and the organoleptic characteristics of milk, six lactating dairy cows were used in a Changeover 3 × 3 Latin Square experiment, replicated twice. With equal intake of metabolizable energy the intake of protein and fiber differed (p < 0.001) between all diets where fresh Moringa had the highest and the Elephant grass diet had the lowest intake. Compared with the control diet, ensiled Moringa had higher digestibility (P < 0.05) of both protein and fiber. With the exception of DM digestibility, no digestibility differences were found between fresh Moringa and Moringa silage treatments. Milk yield did not differ between any of the treatments and averaged 13.7 kg cow day(-1). Milk composition was similar among all treatments. Milk from the fresh Moringa treatment, however, had a grassy flavor and aroma, significantly different from the other two treatments, even though it was normal in color and appearance. No organoleptic differences were found between milk from the control treatment and the Moringa silage treatment. The conclusion is that Moringa silage can be fed to dairy cows in large quantities to produce the same quantity and quality of milk as traditional diets.

Affiliation

Department of Animal Nutrition and Management, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, P.O. Box 7024, SE-750 07, Uppsala, Sweden.

Journal Details

This article was published in the following journal.

Name: Tropical animal health and production
ISSN: 1573-7438
Pages:

Links

PubMed Articles [12719 Associated PubMed Articles listed on BioPortfolio]

Variation in enteric methane emissions among cows on commercial dairy farms.

Methane (CH4) emissions by dairy cows vary with feed intake and diet composition. Even when fed on the same diet at the same intake, however, variation between cows in CH4 emissions can be substantial...

Moringa oleifera with promising neuronal survival and neurite outgrowth promoting potentials.

Moringa oleifera Lam. (Moringaceae) by virtue of its high nutritional as well as ethnomedical values has been gaining profound interest both in nutrition and medicinal research. The leaf of this plant...

Effect of feeding linseed oil in diets differing in forage to concentrate ratio: 2. Milk lactone profile.

Lactones are important contributors to the flavour and aroma of milk and dairy products. This study was conducted to evaluate the effects of dietary linseed oil (LO) and forage to concentrate ratio on...

Reduced stocking density mitigates the negative effects of regrouping in dairy cattle.

In freestall systems, cows are frequently moved among pens and regrouped. This practice involves mixing unfamiliar cows, and can result in changes in stocking density after regrouping. Both regrouping...

Report: Antipyretic activity of hydro-alcoholic extracts of Moringa oleifera in rabbits.

Pyrexia and inflammation are indicatives of various disorders. Modern medicines are available for treatment of pyrexia, but they have few side effects. Several studies are ongoing Worldwide to search...

Clinical Trials [680 Associated Clinical Trials listed on BioPortfolio]

A Study on the Effects of Feeding and Feeding Methods on Breathing Pattern in Very Low Birth Weight Preterm Infants

In this study, we want to see how feeding affects breathing in small premature babies. Using a special feeding tube in the stomach, we can measure how the diaphragm (a large breathing musc...

Efficacy of Nasojejunal Enteral Feeding in Critically Ill Patients.

The purpose of this study is to determine if naso-jejunal feeding (feeding beyond the stomach) improves the efficacy of enteral feeding (feeding into the gut) in critically ill patients....

Vitamin K-Absorption From Dairy

Lactic acid bacteria produce a mixture of higher menaquinones, including menaquinone-9 (MK-9) and menaquinone-10 (MK-10). Vitamin K1 (phylloquinone) is normally present in chloroplasts in...

Effect of Probiotic Fermented Dairy Drinks on Intestinal Immune Response

The purpose of this study is to investigate whether two different fermented dairy drinks consumed daily could have an effect on the intestinal immune response in healthy subjects.

Dairy Products and Metabolic Effects (Norwegian Part)

Foods containing more dairy fat (and thus a higher proportion of short and medium chain fatty acids and possibly some other nutrients or micronutrients with effect on energy intake, satiet...

Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions

A plant species of the family Moringaceae, order Capparales, subclass Dilleniidae. It is a source of niaziminin and hypotensive thiocarbamate glycosides.

Raw and processed or manufactured milk and milk-derived products. These are usually from cows (bovine) but are also from goats, sheep, reindeer, and water buffalo.

A gram-positive organism found in dairy products, fresh and salt water, marine organisms, insects, and decaying organic matter.

Nutritional support given via the alimentary canal or any route connected to the gastrointestinal system (i.e., the enteral route). This includes oral feeding, sip feeding, and tube feeding using nasogastric, gastrostomy, and jejunostomy tubes.

Use of nursing bottles for feeding. Applies to humans and animals.

Search BioPortfolio: