The use of whey powder in kids artificial rearing in an environmental friendly approach
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CitationAkçay, H., Yılmaz, M., Kızılkaya, K., Çelik, K., Er, M. (2021). The use of whey powder in kids artificial rearing in an environmental friendly approach. Fresenius Environmental Bulletin, 30(6B), 7176-7180.
Whey is a major end-product and accepted as one of pollutant for environment in dairy industry. In this study, whey powder was added to cow milk to compose a milk replacer for kids. 23 Saanen kids at the same age were allotted into 2 groups. 13 kids in the Control Group (CG) were fed by solely mother milk, and 10 kids in the experimental Group (EG) were fed by the milk replacer. The average daily gain between the two groups was compared and no statistically significant differences were found. The differences between EG and CG with regard to glucose and urea levels were found statistically insignificant. These results indicated that kids could be nourished with a milk replacer prepared by adding whey powder into cow milk instead of using the mother milk, which could be marketed in much more profitable ways.