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Table 6 Milk production and composition of cows fed on three total mixed rations containing three different sources of non-fiber carbohydrates

From: Effects of different sources of carbohydrates on intake, digestibility, chewing, and performance of Holstein dairy cows

Item Treatments1 SEM P value
B BC BB
Yield of milk and milk components, kg/d
Milk 25.11 25.50 25.83 0.653 0.062
3.5% FCM 21.69 22.43 22.69 0.645 0.070
Fat 0.86b 0.90a 0.91a 0.033 0.013
Protein 0.81a 0.80b 0.80b 0.025 0.021
Lactose 1.17 1.20 1.16 0.020 0.062
Total solid 3.47 3.42 3.57 0.060 0.076
Milk composition, %
Fat 3.43b 3.55b 3.63a 0.087 <0.001
Protein 3.23a 3.15b 3.10b 0.030 0.001
Lactose 4.67 4.69 4.66 0.045 0.058
Total solid 11.93 11.89 12.01 0.098 0.060
  1. a, bMeans within a row with different subscripts differ (P < 0.05).
  2. 1Treatments were diets containing barley + basal diet (B), barley and corn + basal diet (BC), and barley and beet pulp + basal diet (BB).