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The natural fat of milk from which butter is made, consisting largely of the glycerides of oleic, stearic, and palmitic acids. Also called milk fat.


(Agriculture) the fatty substance of milk from which butter is made, consisting of a mixture of glycerides, mainly butyrin, olein, and palmitin


(ˈbʌt ərˌfæt)

the fatty portion of milk, from which butter is made, consisting of a mixture of glycerides.
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Noun1.butterfat - the fatty substance of milk from which butter is made
animal fat - any fat obtained from animals; "animal fat is high in saturated fatty acids"
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If you look at ice cream made with more sugar and less butterfat," as with US brands such as Dairy Queen or Ben & Jerry's, "you are tasting the sugar first, then you taste the water, and the cream taste is only slightly at the end.
My display also included butterfat testing equipment, DHIA record books, two tabletop milk separators (both Montgomery Ward), five milk cans, each stamped by different creameries, and miscellaneous dairy items.
The wholesale delivery figures have not been adjusted for butterfat content and all figures are provisional.
It's common to see seasonal variations in milk composition," said Andrew Howie, technical manager for Trident Feeds, "but managing butterfat levels at turnout can be an onerous task.
CDI) has diversified its butterfat offerings with the addition of anhydrous milkfat (AMF) for export.
The milking herd, now mostly home-bred, comprises 70 Ayrshires and 110 black and whites, with the former returning an average lactation yield of 8,240 kgs and the remainder around 8,620 kgs each, with virtually the same butterfat at 4.
By entering milk data from the past 12 months, including monthly volumes, protein, butterfat and cell counts, producers will get an estimated monthly milk cheque and projected annual revenue.
Clarified butter is the translucent, golden butterfat left over after the milk solids and water are removed.
By comparison, a sound Nubian dairy goat--sometimes called the Jersey of the goat world because its milk compares in richness to the high butterfat of Jerseys--may give 1 to 1 1/2 gallons of milk a day.
Its menu includes items such as flatliner fries and butterfat shakes, and some meals top 8,000 calories.
Bypass burgers are served with "Flatliner Fries" cooked in lard washed down with butterfat milkshakes.
The ice creams offer a superpremium quality 18 to 22 percent butterfat content and the liqueur-based flavors feature about a five percent alcohol content.