AABP pre-conference seminar 22, "Understanding Milk Components & Troubleshooting Herd Problems", was packed full of knowledge.
Adam Lock offered his insight into the biochemical cause of milk fat depression. This was explained with a theory of biohydrogenation. Tom Overton presented several case studies for the attendees to work through. Problems found on these farms included rations too high in unsaturated fatty acids, slug feeding, and corn silage high in yeast.
This intensive seminar showed how tracking milk components can alert veterinarians and producers to potential problems and solutions.