SOME PHYSICOCHEMICAL CHARACTERISTICS OF RAW MILK OF ANATOLIAN BUFFALOES
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This research was carried out to determine some constituents and properties of raw milk samples of Anatolian buffaloes. Raw milk samples were collected from the different areas of the Tokat province of Turkey and analyzed for density, acidity, urea, free fatty acids (FFA), citric acid, freezing point (FPD), and pH. Milk samples were collected in February, March, and April 2012. Results of the research showed that the averages of raw milk density, acidity, urea, free fatty acids, citric acid, freezing point degree, and pH were determined as 1029.66 g/ cm(3), 8.26 degrees SH, 0.047%, 4.78 mmol/ 10L, 0.13%, -0.56 degrees C, and 6.56, respectively. As a result, the effects of lactation number, calving age, village, herd, sampling time, and stage of lactation on the determined parameters were found to be statistically significant (P<0.01).