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Fats in Rations Farming Note

The use of fat supplements is increasingly common in UK dairy diets, particularly in TMR fed higher yielding herds. Fats have a very high energy density but are also relatively expensive. Different forms of fats have varying positive and sometimes negative nutritional effects.

This Farming Note covers:

  • What are fats?
  • Types of fat and their uses
  • Uses of fats in practice
  • Fat sources

Issued December 2009.

About Kingshay Farming Notes

Since 1991 Kingshay has been publishing Farming Notes on issues critical to the success of a modern dairy farm business. These briefings provide dairy farmers, large animal vets, farm consultants and other interested parties with the most important and timely information in a concise two-page format. The information contained in our Farming Notes is written and updated by our experts to ensure accuracy and save you time.

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