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|Title:||Delivery of dietary nitrate to sheep through lick-blocks for enteric methane abatement||Contributor(s):||Li, Li (author); Malisang, Saowalux (author); Hegarty, Roger (author); Nolan, John V (author) ; Leng, Ronald (author)||Publication Date:||2012||Handle Link:||https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/17427||Abstract:||Three experiments were undertaken to assess the voluntary intake of lick-blocks containing calcium nitrate by sheep, and the impact on enteric methane production. The effect of calcium nitrate inclusion rate on voluntary intake of lick-blocks was quantified in experiment one. Individually penned Merino sheep (n = 8) adapted to a basal diet were also each offered a lick-block containing either urea (n = 4) or calcium nitrate (n = 4). The blocks were provided for 4 x 8 d periods, with the blocks being replaced at the start of each period with a block of higher nitrogen (N) content (0.78%, 1.41%,2.82%,4.23% N; periods 1 - 4). Block intake showed a N-source x N-level interaction (P < 0.05), such that, while intake of urea containing blocks increased as N content increased (25 to 76 g/d), intake of nitrate containing blocks decreased (81 to 21 g/d).||Publication Type:||Conference Publication||Conference Name:||15th Asian-Australasian Association of Animal Production Societies (AAAP) Animal Science Congress, Bangkok, Thailand, 26th - 30th November, 2012||Source of Publication:||Improving Smallholder and Industrial Livestock Production for Enhancing Food Security, Environment and Human Welfare: Proceedings - Full Papers of the 15th AAAP Animal Science Congress, p. 80-88||Publisher:||Animal Husbandry Association of Thailand (AHAT)||Place of Publication:||Bangkok, Thailand||Field of Research (FOR):||070204 Animal Nutrition||Peer Reviewed:||Yes||HERDC Category Description:||E1 Refereed Scholarly Conference Publication||Statistics to Oct 2018:||Visitors: 335
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