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Title: Repeatability of methane production in cattle fed concentrate and forage diets
Contributor(s): Goopy, John Patrick  (author); Hegarty, Roger  (author)
Publication Date: 2004
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Abstract: Eight Angus steers whose methane emissions had had been found to be higher or lower than predicted when fed a commercial feedlot diet were re-tested on a medium quality forage diet. Methane emissions were within published ranges (136.4 g d⁻¹), but differences in actual vs predicted production between high and low ranked animals were diminished and several animals changed in rankings. This suggests that methane emission characteristics may not persist over time, and that any selection of animals for low methane emission may need to be diet specific.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Journal of Animal and Feed Sciences, 13(1), p. 75-78
Publisher: Polska Akademia Nauk
Place of Publication: Poland
ISSN: 1230-1388
Fields of Research (FoR) 2008: 070204 Animal Nutrition
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2008: 839802 Management of Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Animal Production
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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