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Enteric methane abatement strategies for ruminant production systems in south eastern Australia

Grant


Scheme


  • Livestock Production R&D Program

Abstract


  • Enteric methane contributes c. 11% of national greenhouse gas emissions, the majority of which comes from beef, sheep and dairy cattle. In south eastern Australia, these three industries mainly occupy relatively high rainfall, improved pasture zones or feedlots, where dietary and management interventions for reducing methane are more feasible than in extensive rangeland zones. This Project seeks to continue research on the impacts of various dietary supplements on reducing enteric methane production in ruminants through a structured process of first establishing a process for screening of various forage and dietary supplement options for their theoretical methane abatement potential.

Date/time Interval


  • 2010

Local Award Id


  • 100845

Scheme


  • Livestock Production R&D Program

Abstract


  • Enteric methane contributes c. 11% of national greenhouse gas emissions, the majority of which comes from beef, sheep and dairy cattle. In south eastern Australia, these three industries mainly occupy relatively high rainfall, improved pasture zones or feedlots, where dietary and management interventions for reducing methane are more feasible than in extensive rangeland zones. This Project seeks to continue research on the impacts of various dietary supplements on reducing enteric methane production in ruminants through a structured process of first establishing a process for screening of various forage and dietary supplement options for their theoretical methane abatement potential.

Date/time Interval


  • 2010

Local Award Id


  • 100845