Special Issue "Raw Milk Quality Can be Improved"

A special issue of Animals (ISSN 2076-2615). This special issue belongs to the section "Cattle".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Eva Samková
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Guest Editor
Department of Food Biotechnologies and Agricultural Products´ Quality, Faculty of Agriculture, University of South Bohemia, 37005 České Budějovice, Czech Republic.
Interests: Dairy Science; Milk; Milk Quality
Dr. Lucie Hasoňová

Guest Editor
Department of Food Biotechnologies and Agricultural Products´ Quality, Faculty of Agriculture, University of South Bohemia, 37005 České Budějovice, Czech Republic

Special Issue Information

Dear colleagues,

Milk has always received a great amount attention for numerous researchers, as can easily be evidenced by a quick search through the databases Web of Science or Scopus, where there are numerous original articles and reviews or meta-analyses.

Milk is a strategic commodity and staple food. Its worldwide production was 864.1 million metric tons in 2018, with cow milk representing 83% of that. Researchers therefore permanently investigate the quality parameters of raw milk and factors affecting them. This Special Issue shall be focused on the quality characteristics of raw milk, in particular on major and minor components and on factors affecting them from the nutritional and technological points of view. Relevant reviews and meta-analyses dealing with current topics will be preferred. Such topics are, e.g., ways of improving milk nutritional value (including application of recent state of genetics), health unwholesomeness, dealing with both microbial and chemical contamination, methods of quality testing, and interactions between raw milk and dairy products. Moreover, the topic of methane emission from cattle will be incorporated.

This Special Issue will share overall information not only with researchers, but also students, specialists in human nutrition and health, and, last but not least, experts from the dairy industry.

Dr. Eva Samková
Dr. Lucie Hasoňová
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • Cow
  • Milk composition
  • Milk fat
  • Milk protein
  • Bioactive compounds of milk
  • Minor components of milk
  • Milk parameters
  • Factors affecting milk quality
  • Methods for detection of milk quality parameters

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Open AccessArticle
The Effect of Low-Temperature Crystallization of Fish Oil on the Chemical Composition, Fatty Acid Profile, and Functional Properties of Cow’s Milk
Animals 2020, 10(10), 1834; https://doi.org/10.3390/ani10101834 - 09 Oct 2020
Abstract
The study aimed to investigate the effect of supplementation of fish oil after the process of low-temperature crystallization (LTC-FO) enriched with long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LC-PUFAs) on cow milk parameters. The experiment was carried out on 24 Polish Holstein Friesian cows. For 4 [...] Read more.
The study aimed to investigate the effect of supplementation of fish oil after the process of low-temperature crystallization (LTC-FO) enriched with long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LC-PUFAs) on cow milk parameters. The experiment was carried out on 24 Polish Holstein Friesian cows. For 4 weeks, experimental (EXP) group animals (n = 12) were fed LTC-FO (1% of dry matter). Milk was collected two times: on days 14 and 30. LTC-FO supplementation decreased milk fat yield and concentration (p < 0.01). Higher levels of polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs), including these with beneficial biological properties, i.e., eicosapentaenoic (EPA), docosahexaenoic (DHA), docosapentaenoic (DPA), CLA, alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), and TVA (p < 0.01), and lower levels of SFAs, especially short- (p < 0.01) and medium-chain ones (p < 0.05, p < 0.01), were found in the EXP group. The addition of LTC-FO reduced the value of atherogenic and thrombogenic indices as well as SFA/UFA and n-6/n-3 ratios and increased the content of n-3 PUFA and functional fatty acids (p < 0.01). The addition of LTC-FO also increased the delta-9 desaturase index for CLA/TVA and decreased it for pairs C14:1/C14:0 and C16:1/C16:0 (p < 0.05, p < 0.01). Full article
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