COATED FEED COMPOSITION FOR LACTATING RUMINANTS AND METHODS FOR MAKING AND USING THE FEED COMPOSITION

USPTO Patent Application US 2018/0035693 A1
Application Date: Feb. 8th, 2018

ABSTRACT

A feed composition for ruminants may include feed particles of a nutritional component that are at least partially coated with a saturated fatty acid coating such that ingestion of the...
Assignee(s):
Application Number:
15/504,642
International Classification:
A23K 20/158 (20060101); A23K 20/163 (20060101); A23K 50/10 (20060101); A23K 10/20 (20060101); A23K 10/30 (20060101); A23K 40/35 (20060101); A23K 20/147 (20060101); A23K 20/174 (20060101)
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CLAIMS

What is claimed is:

1. A feed composition for ruminants, the feed composition comprising: a feed particle comprising a nutritional component; anda coating on at least a portion of the feed particle, wherein the coating comprises a saturated fatty acid component.

DESCRIPTION

BACKGROUND

Increasing milk production and improving milk quality have always been primary goals when feeding lactating dairy animals, such as dairy cows. Depending on the animal, the feed components may vary considerably. For example, ruminants are able to digest fibrous plant based foods, or roughage, that are indigestible to non-ruminants. Ruminants...
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