Abstract: The aim of this study is to research the biochemical components in milks of machine milked cows for spring and winter season in different regions of Turkey. In study, all data were investigated for winter (December, January and February) and spring (March, April and May) periods in 2006. The milk fat levels were the highest in the winter season in Kayseri, Malya, Sahilköy, Turhal and Pazar regions. The milk total solid levels were the lowest in the spring season for Kayseri Province. The milk sH values were the lower in the spring than winter season in Malya region. Whereas, there were no significant differences among regions for pH values in different periods. Low fat levels in total milk for spring period can cause to economical loss since the milk price depends on milk fat levels. Further studies are needed to investigate on milk components in different climatic conditions.
O. Tekelioglu, M. Cimen, D. Soylu and I. Soylu, 2010. Milk Components from Machine Milking Cows in Winter and Spring Periods. Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances, 9: 795-797.