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Protected methionine may enhance dairy cattle health, reproductive capacity

Study shows rumen-protected methionine supplements for dairy cattle can change gene expression in ovarian follicle, potentially leading to shorter time between ovulation events.

University of Illinois assistant professor Phil Cardoso knows that milk protein increases when dairy cows are fed the amino acid methionine, but he suspected that the supplement might have additional health benefits.

“I wondered, ‘Is that the only thing methionine is doing?’ If I’m eating well, am I just going to put on more muscle, or am I going to be healthier overall? It’s good to look at the protein in milk, but I wanted to see if other things are cha

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