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Table 4 Effects of milking frequency & method on milk composition in Sahiwal cows

From: Evaluation of different milking practices for optimum production performance in Sahiwal cows

Parameters Hand milking twice (A) Hand milking thrice (B) Machine milking twice (C) Machine milking thrice (D)
Protein% 3.35 ± 0.06 3.25 ± 0.06 3.35 ± 0.06 3.22 ± 0.08
Fat% 3.68 ± 0.04a 3.45 ± 0.03b 3.70 ± 0.04a 3.50 ± 0.04b
Lactose% 4.82 ± 0.06 4.87 ± 0.02 4.90 ± 0.04 4.92 ± 0.02
Total Solids% 12.7 ± 0.04a 12.4 ± 0.04b 12.7 ± 0.04a 12.4 ± 0.04b
  1. Different superscripts in same row differ significantly (P < 0.05).