What is the difference between the digestibility of stearic acid and palmitic acid in cows?

Dairy September 05, 2007 Print Friendly and PDF
Research results vary, but digestibility of both long-chain saturated fatty acids should be similar as long as adequate unsaturated fatty acids are present in the diet. Some data indicate that stearic acid may be about 5% lower than palmitic acid. Mike Hutjens, Extension Dairy Specialist, University of Illinois - Illini DairyNET