Seasonal Changes in Bulk Tank Milk Composition of Dairy Cows


  • Elena Raluca Pavel Faculty of Horticulture, postal code 200585, Craiova A. I. Cuza Street, no 13, Romania
  • Constantin Gavan Agricultural Research Development Station Şimnic-Craiova, postal code 200721, Bălceşti Street no 54, Romania


milk composition, somatic cell count


A study was conducted to determine the effect of season on milk fat, protein, solids nonfat, freezing point and bulk tank somatic cell count of diary farm in Dolj district. Collection of data was from April to September 2010. Statistical technicques were used to determine when a real change occurred. Results showed that were clear variations in milk composition and somatic cell count in the trial period.


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