Milk Composition of the Sheep from the Newly Created Milk Breed

1 Agricultural Institute, BG-9700 Shumen, Bulgaria
2 Agricultural Institute, BG-6000 Stara Zagora, Bulgaria
3 Regional Center for Research and Applied Service, BG-7700 Targovishte, Bulgaria


BOIKOVSKI, S., N. STANCHEVA, G.STEFANOVA and D.DIMITROV, 2005. Milk composition of the sheep from the Newly created milk breed. Bulg. J. Agric. Sci., 11: 619-632

A lineal differentiation was established in the sheep at 1st, 3rd and more lactations in relation to the traits included in the milk composition, except the content of mineral traces and the total protein to fat % ratio (P<0.05, P<0.01 and P<0.001). This lineal differentiation was more slightly expressed at 2nd lactation for some traits (P<0.05 and P<0.01). It was established that the fat content and the mineral traces were not influenced by the lactation number. The other traits included in the milk composition influenced the lactation number (P<0.05, P<0.01 and P<0.001).

Key words: fat, lactose, dry matter, dry defatted remainder, mineral traces, total protein