Deconstructing milk yield and composition during lactation using biologically based lactation models.

@article{Pollott2004DeconstructingMY,
  title={Deconstructing milk yield and composition during lactation using biologically based lactation models.},
  author={Geoff E. Pollott},
  journal={Journal of dairy science},
  year={2004},
  volume={87 8},
  pages={2375-87}
}
A recently developed biological model of lactation described changes in daily milk yield throughout lactation as the result of 3 processes, secretory cell differentiation, cell death, and secretion rate per cell. This paper extends the model to describe the production of milk components (fat, protein, lactose, and water) throughout lactation by replacing milk secretion rate of the original model with the secretion rates of the four components. The milk component model approach was used to… CONTINUE READING