Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment

Vol 11, Issue 1,2013
Online ISSN: 1459-0263
Print ISSN: 1459-0255

Review on QTL for milk production traits and application of non-antibiotic feed additives in dairy cattles


Liang Chen, Xiaosong Wu, Hongmei Jiang, Yu Huang, Mingong Chen, Jine Yi, Jun Fang *

Recieved Date: 2012-09-06, Accepted Date: 2013-01-19


As improving milk production and milk composition is always a tough problem in dairy cows industry, research on the genomics that related to milk production traits and regulation technique are important to design feed ingredients and study new feedstuffs. Recently many papers reported QTL for the major milk production trait (fat and protein concentration (%), protein, fat and milk yield, and somatic cell score). Here we summarized a quantitative trait loci (QTL) map for dairy production trait and also gave an overview of the most common non-antibiotic feed additives, probiotics, DCAD, enzymes and plant-derived products including saponins, tannins and essential oils. This yields a comprehensive contemplation of the reviewed studies targeted on QTL  related to milk yield and non-antibiotic feed additives to enhance further research in dairy cow industry. 


Dairy cattles, milk performance, feed additive

Journal: Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment
Year: 2013
Volume: 11
Issue: 1
Category: Agriculture
Pages: 511-515

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