Milk and milk products are an integral component of the human diet. Based on the results from field survey, we have identified that the low-milk-fat content in the milk was a major issue. About 41 % of the lactating animals had lower milk fat content. Omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids are linked to beneficial health outcomes. Omega fatty acids play a crucial role in brain function, growth and development. Cows cannot produce omega-3 fatty acids and mostly obtain from their diet. Cow milk is high in saturated fatty acids because microbes degrade the feed in the rumen and convert the unsaturated fatty acids into saturated during the process biohydrogenation. Milk is also a good source of conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), which is known to have cancer fighting and anti-atherogenic properties. Hence, the redesigning of the milk fat towards greater human health benefits is desirable for value added milk that will be beneficial to consumers as well as fetch higher price for the farmer.
To improve the overall fat content of cow milk and quality, the ICAR- NIANP has developed a product ‘OmeB’, which is formulated using phtyo-sources. This supplement was formulated using phyto based agricultural waste. The product was evaluated at the commercial dairy farms in Bengaluru.The phyto-supplement can be fed to the dairy cows & buffaloes at the rate of 100 g per day in two equal dosages mixed with the concentrate ingredients. The concentrate mixture containing OmeB can be fed in the form of slurry before morning and evening milking.
The OmeB is a patent-applied (No. 202211040737 dated 16.07.2022) supplement for redesigning cow milk fat
Any enquiry related to commercialization of the product may be made directly to the Director ICAR-NIANP (email@example.com)
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