of the Urals

Russian Journal of Agricultural Research

The publication is registered by the Ministry of the Russian Federation
for Affairs of the Press, Television and Radio Broadcasting and Mass Communication Media.
Registration certificate: PI number 77-12831 on May 31, 2002
Subscription index in catalog «Russian Press» - 16356
ISSN 1997 - 4868 (Print)

The Journal is included in the list of the leading peer-reviewed scientific journals and publications, which should be published by the main results of theses for the degree of doctor and Ph.D.
The Journal is included in the Russian Science Citation Index.
Journal is included in the list of VAK (from 25.09.2017), No. 291

ISSN 2307-0005 (Online)
Key title: Agrarnyj vestnik Urala (Online)
Abbreviated key title: Agrar. vestn. Urala (Online)

Аграрный вестник Урала № 03 (121) 2014


Лоретц О. Г. ректор, доктор биологических наук, профессор Уральский государственный аграрный университет

Матушкина Е. В. аспирант Уральский государственный аграрный университет



In the Sverdlovsk region much attention is paid to the breeding work, the main objective of which is to improve the productivity of cows and to increase the content of fat and protein in milk. When using the Holstein breed a new type of Ural Black Pied breed was raised. Over recent years, many interesting data on improvement of milk quality by breeding methods have become known. A genotype has a significant impact on the technological properties of milk. Nowadays, with the development of molecular genetics and molecular biology, an identification of genes has become possible that are directly or indirectly related to milk productivity of animals. An identification of preferred genes from the viewpoint of selection allows a selection at the level of DNA technologies, that is by a genotype, in addition to the traditional selection of animals. The attention of researchers have recently been attracted by a gene locus of the major milk proteins — kappa-casein (CSNZ). A bull genotype by kappa-casein can serve as an additional criterion for the selection of animals. At acquisition of tribal enterprises with stud bulls their genotype by kappa-casein should be considered. Using sires without taking into account their genotypes reduces the frequency of desirable genotypes in the herd and reduces the quality of combined milk. According to the research it was found out that cow’s milk containing B-allele of kappa-casein had the best technological properties, contained more protein and coagulated in a shorter time, which made it possible to get a better quality cheese. The lack of kappa-casein fraction results in degradation of milk coagulation, formation of a flabby bunch, reduction of the quality and volume of a product produced.


milk, fat, protein, kappa-casein genotype, cheese usefulness


1. Kalashnikova L. A., Dunin I. M., Glazko V. I. Selection of XXI century : the use of DNA technologies. M.: VNIIplem, 2001. P. 3–4.

2. Samusenko L., Himicheva S. Genotype of cows — the basis of milk quality // Milk and dairy products. Production and realization.

2012. № 2. P. 17–19.

3. Denicourt D., Sabour M. P., McAllister A. Detection of bovine kappa-casein genomic variants by the polymerase chain reaction method // Animal Genetics. 1990. Vol. 21. P. 215–216.

Download article as PDF:

Our database contains 2917 authors

We have published 2740 articles in 133 issues.