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Title: Two hour chamber measurement provides a useful estimate of daily methane production in sheep
Contributor(s): Goopy, John Patrick  (author); Hegarty, Roger  (author); Robinson, Dorothy L  (author)
Publication Date: 2009
Handle Link: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/11681
Abstract: In Australia and New Zealand, the significance of enteric methane (CH₄) production is greater than in many industrialised countries, due to large livestock numbers (AGO, 2005). Consequently, there is considerable interest in both countries in breeding livestock which produce relatively less CH₄ per unit of production, as a mitigation strategy. A necessary step in achieving this aim is acquiring the capacity to quickly and reliably estimate the daily methane production (DMP) of ruminants. Mechanistic models used to predict CH₄ production from animals (e.g. Blaxter and Clapperton, 1965) do not reflect differences that have been observed in individual animals on similar intakes (Goopy et al., 2006); 24 h calorimetry remains the only proven method for discerning these observed differences. Unfortunately, this is difficult, resource intensive, and impractical for screening large numbers of animals. Thus, there is considerable impetus to develop alternative methods which will facilitate estimation of OMP in large numbers of animals. This study assessed six (direct and derived) estimates of enteric methane production against 22 h open circuit calorimetry measurements (CHB₂₂) to determine if a reliable, but less demanding estimate of DMP could be found.
Publication Type: Conference Publication
Conference Name: ISRP 2009: XIth International Symposium on Ruminant Physiology, Clermont-Ferrand, France, 6th - 9th September, 2009
Conference Details: ISRP 2009: XIth International Symposium on Ruminant Physiology, Clermont-Ferrand, France, 6th - 9th September, 2009
Source of Publication: Ruminant Physiology: Digestion, metabolism and effects of nutrition on reproduction and welfare - Proceedings of the XIth International Symposium on Ruminant Physiology, p. 190-191
Publisher: Wageningen Academic Publishers
Place of Publication: Wageningen, The Netherlands
Field of Research (FOR): 070204 Animal Nutrition
HERDC Category Description: E3 Extract of Scholarly Conference Publication
Other Links: http://trove.nla.gov.au/work/36502639
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