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

Dairy September 05, 2007|Print
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