Chen B, Grandison AS, Lewis MJ. - - Int J Dairy Technol 2017

Best use for milk – A review II – Effect of physiological, husbandry and seasonal factors on the physicochemical properties of bovine milk

Part two of this review evaluates the impact of physiological, husbandry and seasonal factors on the physicochemical properties of raw bovine milk and on products manufactured from it. For producers of dairy products, there are opportunities to select the most appropriate feeding regimes for producing raw milk which is optimal for their products, as well as understanding what are the best products to be made from milk produced at different times of the year. For these reasons, the concept of ‘best use’ for milk will become an exciting and profitable area for study.