Effect of feeding prepubertal heifers with a high oil diet on mammary development and milk production.

@article{Thibault2003EffectOF,
  title={Effect of feeding prepubertal heifers with a high oil diet on mammary development and milk production.},
  author={Catherine St-Laurent Thibault and Denis Petitclerc and Randy Spratt and Mary Kay Leonard and Kris Sejrsen and P. Lacasse},
  journal={Journal of dairy science},
  year={2003},
  volume={86 7},
  pages={2320-6}
}
The objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of feeding prepubertal heifers a diet containing a high level of polyunsaturated fatty acids on mammary development and milk production. A total of 116 Holstein heifers were either fed a conventionally formulated concentrate or a high oil (HO) concentrate, using the same formulation but including 20% soybean oil, from birth to 6 mo of age. After 6 mo of age, all heifers were managed identically. Mammary gland development was evaluated on… CONTINUE READING