Elita Aplocina

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INFLUENCE OF DIFFERENT FEEDSTUFFS ON QUALITY OF GOAT MILK

Elita Aplocina, Jazeps Spruzs

Abstract
Goat milk productivity depends mainly on the quantity and quality of feedstuffs. In this research is analyzed and discussed the influence of different feedstuffs on quantity and quality of goat milk. Analyzing of the 432 milk samples showed that the highest milk yields obtained by adding to basic ration of peas and Galega seeds - respectively 2.84 and 3.30 kg of milk from one goat per day. Adding of fodder yeast, sunflower cake, wheat bran and yeast Yea-Sacc1026 into the ration significantly increased the fat content of milk and wheat bran also increased milk protein content. Sunflower cake, wheat bran and rapeseed meal had positive effect to reduce the somatic cells count in milk by as much as 24.3% to 49.0%.

Key words: Goat, milk, feedstuffs