Understanding and Troubleshooting Milk Fat Depression in Dairy Herds (AN261)

 Albert De Vries, an animal sciences assistant professor, checks dairy cattleSometimes energy-rich diets formulated to maximize milk production exert negative effects on milk fat. This 4-page fact sheet reviews some of the dietary factors that induce milk fat depression and explains how to troubleshoot this problem. Written by Leandro F. Greco and José E.P. Santos, and published by the UF Department of Animal Science, June 2011. (AP photo/University of Florida/IFAS/Josh Wickham)