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Milk Compostion - Species Table

Diversity

SPECIES

FAT
%

PROTEIN
%

LACTOSE
%

ASH
%

TOTAL SOLIDS
%

Antelope

1.3

6.9

4

1.3

25.2

Ass (donkey)

1.2

1.7

6.9

0.45

10.2

Bear, polar

31

10.2

0.5

1.2

42.9

Bison

1.7

4.8

5.7

0.96

13.2

Buffalo, Philippine

10.4

5.9

4.3

0.8

21.5

Camel

4.9

3.7

5.1

0.7

14.4

Cat

10.9

11.1

3.4

---

25.4

Cow:
Ayrshire
Brown Swiss
Guernsey
Holstein
Jersey
Zebu


4.1
4.0
5.0
3.5
5.5
4.9


3.6
3.6
3.8
3.1
3.9
3.9


4.7
5.0
4.9
4.9
4.9
5.1


0.7
0.7
0.7
0.7
0.7
0.8


13.1
13.3
14.4
12.2
15.0
14.7

Deer

19.7

10.4

2.6

1.4

34.1

Dog

8.3

9.5

3.7

1.2

20.7

Dolphin

14.1

10.4

5.9

---

30.4

Elephant

15.1

4.9

3.4

0.76

26.9

Goat

3.5

3.1

4.6

0.79

12

Guinea Pig

3.9

8.1

3

0.82

15.8

Horse

1.6

2.7

6.1

0.51

11

Human

4.5

1.1

6.8

0.2

12.6

Kangaroo

2.1

6.2

Trace

1.2

9.5

Mink

8

7

6.9

0.7

22.6

Monkey

3.9

2.1

5.9

2.6

14.5

Opossum

6.1

9.2

3.2

1.6

24.5

Pig

8.2

5.8

4.8

0.63

19.9

Rabbit

12.2

10.4

1.8

2

26.4

Rat

14.8

11.3

2.9

1.5

31.7

Reindeer

22.5

10.3

2.5

1.4

36.7

Seal, gray

53.2

11.2

2.6

0.7

67.7

Sheep

5.3

5.5

4.6

0.9

16.3

Whale

34.8

13.6

1.8

1.6

51.2

Table is adapted from course notes by Robert D. Bremel, University of Wisconsin and from Handbook of Milk Composition, by R. G. Jensen, Academic Press, 1995.


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