Nutritional strategies to reduce enteric methane emissions

JA Rooke*, G A Miller, JF Flockhart, MM McDowell, M MacLeod

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Abstract

Methane (CH4) emissions from ruminants are responsible for approximately 50% of the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions associated with agriculture in Scotland. Reducing the emissions intensity (EI; the amount of GHG emitted per unit of meat or milk produced) of ruminants is, therefore, key to reducing agricultural
emissions in Scotland. Scottish Government commissioned ClimateXChange to carry out a rapid evidence assessment for the effectiveness of probiotics, nitrates and high fat diets in addressing enteric fermentation as a source of GHG emissions.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherScotland's Rural College (SRUC)
Commissioning bodyClimateXChange
Number of pages46
Publication statusPrint publication - 2016

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© Published by Scotland’s Rural College, 2016 on behalf of ClimateXChange. All rights reserved.

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