Effect of plant oils and camelina expeller on milk fatty acid composition in lactating cows fed diets based on red clover silage – A. Halmemies-Beauchet-Filleau, T. Kokkonen, A.-M. Lampi, V. Toivonen, K. J. Shingfield and A. Vanhatalo – Dairy Science 2011

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Summary:  Five multiparous Finnish Ayrshire cows fed red clover silage-based diets were used in a 5 × 5 Latin square with 21-d experimental periods to evaluate the effects of various plant oils or camelina expeller on animal performance and milk fatty acid composition. In conclusion, moderate amounts of plant oils in diets based on red clover silage had no adverse effects on silage dry matter intake, nutrient digestion, or milk production, but altered milk fat composition, with changes characterized as a decrease in saturated fatty acids, an increase in trans fatty acids, and enrichment of specific unsaturated fatty acids depending on the fatty acid composition of lipid supplements. Link: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0022030211004541