Adding fungal enzymes to dairy cow rations boosts milk output and quality

This 10-week study involved 48 Holstein cows at the Penn State Dairy Teaching and Research Center. Some were fed rations supplemented with an enzyme preparation extracted from a mixed fungal culture, and researchers then evaluated the cows’ lactational performance, metabolism and digestion. Credit: Penn State Supplementing the feed of dairy cattle with enzymes from two … Read more

‘Synthetic milk’ made without cows may be coming to supermarket shelves near you

Credit: Shutterstock The global dairy industry is changing. Among the disruptions is competition from food alternatives not produced using animals—including potential challenges posed by synthetic milk. Synthetic milk does not require cows or other animals. It can have the same biochemical make up as animal milk, but is grown using an emerging biotechnology technique known … Read more