acta satech Journal of the Life & Physical Sciences Babcock

Comparative composition of white fulani and muturu cows’ milk
*Tayo, O. G, Anaeto, M. & Adurogbangba, E. A *
Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo, Department of Agriculture, PMB 21244, Ikeja, Lagos 100 001, Nigeria
Received: 22 Jul., 2005 Revision accepted: 22 Aug., 2005

A comparative study of the Muturu and White Fulani cows was conducted to evaluate their milk composition. Milk samples were collected from six cows comprising three White Fulani and three Muturu in their early stages of lactation. Samples were collected early in the morning between 0600 and 0700 hours thrice a week for twelve weeks. Milk samples were analysed for milk protein, milk fat, total solid, solid non-fat and ash. Results revealed a significant difference (P<0.05) in the percentage fat composition of the two breeds, Muturu (3.49%) and White Fulani (4.11%). There was no significant difference in other parameters investigated. A declining trend was observed in all the milk constituents as lactation advanced.
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