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\nherbivore diets it serves as the primary source of vitamin A activity. In most modern
\nlivestock diets, however, vitamin A is added as a supplement, usually in the form of
\nretinyl acetate. This raises the question of the role of beta-carotene in dairy cow diets in
\nwhich adequate vitamin A has been added as a supplement.
\nThere is some evidence that beta-carotene may have nutritional roles in addition to being
\na precursor for vitamin A. Specifically, dietary beta-carotene may benefit animal health
\nand performance by serving as an antioxidant, enhancing immune function, and by
\npromoting steroidogenesis, the latter especially within the corpus luteum. The strength of
\nevidence supporting the importance of these functions in cattle is variable (Weiss, 1998).
\nStudies with dairy cattle have revealed either positive or no effects of supplemental beta-
\ncarotene on reproduction and mammary gland health (Weiss, 1998). From a recent study
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\na significant increase in milk production of cows supplemented with 400 mg/day beta-
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\nOther recent information from in vitro studies suggests that beta-carotene may stimulate
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\nof signal drift, the influence of humidity and temperature. New promising and reproducible sensor manufacturing techniques are being
\nimplemented, e.g. electro-spray for QMB sensor production. The development of more selective and sensitive sensors, especially of QMB
\nand conducting polymer (CP) type, should improve their applicability. Interesting novel sampling techniques, such as SPME or SBSE,
\noffer more possibilities for the analysis of semi-volatile compounds which are generally more odoriferous. However, standard calibration
\nprocedures and reference materials are not yet available. Although they are normally less powerful than human noses, electronic noses offer
\nsome significant advantages in the analysis of volatiles, for example, in instrumental classifications based on hedonic or sensory analyses
\nand in potentially automated on-line monitoring of volatiles. Several groups have explored the application of different electronic noses in
\nthe investigation of various aspects of dairy products. The present review includes as examples the evaluation of Swiss and Cheddar cheese
\naroma, the assessment of the ripening of Pecorino Toscano cheese (ewe’s), the detection of mould in Parmesan cheese, the classification of
\nmilk by trademark, by fat level and by preservation process, the classification and the quantification of off-flavours in milk, the evaluation
\nof Maillard reactions during heating processes in block-milk, as well as the identification of single strains of disinfectant–resistant bacteria
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\nstress in high-yielding dairy cows and which of monitored parameters are suitable heat stress indicators. ?e scheme
\nof experiment included a week acclimatization, progressive rise of air temperatures, hot period (HP), progressive fall
\nof air temperatures, cool period (CP) and the same cycle with water evaporative cooling by sprinkler (HPC – hot
\nperiod with cooling). High ambient temperatures caused homeostasis disturbance, a significant increase (P < 0.05)
\nin rectal temperature (from 37.3 to 39.3°C), respiration (from 28 to 81 breath/min) and pulse rate (from 64 to
\n81 pulse/min). ?e hematocrite value and erythrocyte number rose significantly at the beginning of HP, from
\n32.48 to 41.6 l/l and from 6.84 to 8.18 T/l, respectively (P < 0.05). In addition, total protein values increased from
\n68.95 to 76.75 g/l in HP (P < 0.05). ?en their gradual decrease occurred, caused by their enhanced utilization
\nfor gluconeogenesis, as confirmed by significant urea increase. In HP urea levels rose from 4.08 to 4.84 mmol/l
\n(P < 0.05). ?e hemoconcentration caused a significant increase in glucose (from 2.898 to 3.35 mmol/l, P < 0.05),
\nand then a quick decrease to 2.91 mmol/l occurred (P < 0.05). Glucose concentration changes had the opposite
\ncourse than urea concentration changes. Cooling by sprinklers (HPC) improved some physiological and hemato-
\nlogical parameters, but not the biochemical parameters. ?e respiratory and pulse rate rose significantly as in HP
\n(P < 0.05), to 30 breath/min and 68 pulse/min, but rectal temperature increased only slightly to 38.1°C. A decrease
\nin glucose concentration occurred again at the beginning of HPC (2.82 mmol/l) and there was no significant dif-
\nference between levels at the beginning of HP and HPC. ?e significant urea growth occurred (P < 0.05), when
\ncomparing urea levels in CP (4.08 to 4.84 mmol/l) and in HPC (6.56 to 6.45 mmol/l). We recommend rectal
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\ncommonly fed to dairy cows. However, during ensiling
\n50 to 60% of its CP is converted to NPN.
\nSynchronization of energy fermentation and CP
\ndegradation in the rumen may improve the efficiency of
\nutilization of the NPN for microbial protein synthesis
\n(MPS) and reduce the need for dietary RUP. Because
\nof the structure of its starch granule (McAllister et al.
\n1993), corn is not extensively degraded in the rumen.
\nProcessing of corn improves its digestibility in the
\nrumen and the intestine (Owens et al. 1986). Ensiling
\nof high moisture corn is one of the methods used to
\nincrease corn digestibility (Hale 1973). Grinding of
\nensiled high moisture corn may have an additive effect
\non digestibility. Our objective was to determine if
\ngrinding high moisture corn would improve its utilization
\nin lactating dairy cows by increasing ruminal MPS and
\nreducing the need for RUP. Therefore, milk yield
\nshould increase, and response to RUP decrease, with
\nthe feeding of ground high moisture corn.
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\nsector. In addition to the current dairy pnce support program, five alternatives are
\ninvestigated: (I) immediate deregulation, (2) gradual deregulation, (3) target price-deficiency
\npayment program without supply control, (4) target pnce-deficiency payment program with
\nsupply control, and (5) mandatory supply control. An econometric model of the national dairy
\nindustry is used to simulate quarterly equilibrium pnce and quantity values at the farm and
\nwholesale levels for each policy over the penod 1980-90. Consumers are better off under
\nboth immediate and gradual deregulation, as well as the target pnce-deficiency payment
\nscenarios because prices are lower, enabling them to consume more dairy products. Farmers,
\nas a group, are better off under the two target price-deficiency payment program and supply
\ncontrol scenarios, where milk pnces and producer surplus are highest.
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\nopportunities for small holder dairy farmers is a focus of this workshop. There are formal
\nand informal markets for the milk produced by small holders. An effective DDS needs to
\nseek the inclusion of small holders in the formal marketing channels. But it also needs to
\nrecognise that informal markets also offer opportunities for market development\";s:5:\"thumb\";s:82:\"images/t/265/considerations-in-designing-a-dairy-industry-development-strategy.jpg\";s:6:\"thumb2\";s:83:\"images/t2/265/considerations-in-designing-a-dairy-industry-development-strategy.jpg\";s:9:\"permalink\";s:65:\"considerations-in-designing-a-dairy-industry-development-strategy\";s:5:\"pages\";s:1:\"6\";s:6:\"rating\";s:1:\"0\";s:5:\"voter\";s:1:\"0\";}i:9;O:8:\"stdClass\":13:{s:2:\"id\";s:5:\"34031\";s:6:\"status\";s:8:\"verified\";s:11:\"author_name\";s:6:\"lantos\";s:9:\"author_id\";s:1:\"0\";s:14:\"author_website\";s:0:\"\";s:5:\"title\";s:60:\"A Value Chain Analysis of the U.S. Beef and Dairy Industries\";s:11:\"description\";s:1549:\"The Center on Globalization, Governance & Competitiveness at Duke University conducted this analysis on behalf of the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) to examine the beef and dairy industries in the United States. Cattle raising contributes significantly to global greenhouse emissions. Although estimates are rough at best, the global livestock sector including cattle production is thought to be responsible for a significant portion of greenhouse gas emissions from anthropogenic sources. Some researchers have even suggested that, if deforestation for feed crops is included, livestock\'s share of these emissions may be even higher than the share from transport sources (Steinfeld et al., 2006). Other environmental consequences, including crop displacement, water pollution, and pressure on water supplies, are direct effects of cattle raising or indirect effects of feed production that supports those cattle. The contribution of beef production to greenhouse gas emissions can be divided into the following four basic categories, with estimates of each category\'s portion: 1) the energy inputs that go into fertilizer production for feed crops, 14%; 2) energy used by heavy equipment in food crops and general farm production, 14%; 3) off-gassing from manure and cattle\'s digestion process, called enteric fermentation (belching), 32%; and 4) foregone carbon storage on lands devoted to feed crops, 40%. Thus, the primary ways in which livestock contribute to greenhouse gas emissions are related to feed issues and manure management.\";s:5:\"thumb\";s:76:\"images/t/341/a-value-chain-analysis-of-the-u-s-beef-and-dairy-industries.jpg\";s:6:\"thumb2\";s:77:\"images/t2/341/a-value-chain-analysis-of-the-u-s-beef-and-dairy-industries.jpg\";s:9:\"permalink\";s:59:\"a-value-chain-analysis-of-the-u-s-beef-and-dairy-industries\";s:5:\"pages\";s:2:\"55\";s:6:\"rating\";s:1:\"0\";s:5:\"voter\";s:1:\"0\";}}', `cache_on` = '2015-02-27 20:58:39' WHERE `aff_id` = '1058366'