Chemical composition and major minerals of Awassi sheep milk during lactation


Çelik Ş., Özdemir S., BAKIRCI İ.

MILCHWISSENSCHAFT-MILK SCIENCE INTERNATIONAL, vol.58, pp.373-375, 2003 (SCI-Expanded)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 58
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Journal Name: MILCHWISSENSCHAFT-MILK SCIENCE INTERNATIONAL
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED)
  • Page Numbers: pp.373-375
  • Ataturk University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Chemical composition, rennet clotting time and major minerals of milk were determined in Awassi sheep at 4 week intervals throughout lactation. The average gross composition (g/100g milk) of the milk was as follows: total solids 17.07, protein 5.19, fat 5.82, lactose 5.12, solids non-fat 11.25; acidity and rennet clotting time were found as 8.05 SH and 6.24 min, respectively. Mineral contents (mg/100g milk) were: Ca 171.69, P 120.04, Na 74.97, K 97.04 and Mg 19.89. All constituents studied, except acidity and K content of the milk, were significantly (p<0.01) dependent on the stage of lactation. Also correlations between studied properties of the milk were reported.