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Fernando Díaz

The raising demand for butterfat in the US along with higher milk fat price has increased the usage of fat supplements enriched (80 – 98%) with palmitic acid in the dairy industry. Recent studies have shown that feeding palmitic acid to lactating cows increases milk fat production. In postpartum cows; however, feeding supplemental fats may depress feed intake, affect body reserves, and increase the risk of metabolic disorders.

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