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|Title:||Effect of sulphur and calcium nitrate on methane production by goats fed a basal diet of molasses supplemented with Mimosa ('Mimosa pigra') foliage||Contributor(s):||Silivong, Phonevilay (author); Preston, TR (author); Leng, Ronald (author)||Publication Date:||2011||Open Access:||Yes||Handle Link:||https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/7810||Open Access Link:||http://lrrd.cipav.org.co/lrrd23/3/sili23058.htm||Abstract:||Four weaned crossbred goats (Bach thao x local female), with an initial body weight of 10.5± 2.5 kg and 4-5 months of age, were assigned to a 2*2 factorial design in a 4*4 Latin square to compare the effect on rumen methane emissions, digestibility and nitrogen balance on a basal diet of molasses and Mimosa ('Mimosa pigra') foliage, supplemented with NPN from calcium nitrate or urea, and sulphur (0.8%) from sodium sulphate. Supplementing the basal diet with calcium nitrate led to a reduction in the methane/carbon dioxide ratio in the eructed breath of the goats compared with control animals supplemented with urea. The addition of sodium sulphate to the diet also reduced the methane/carbon dioxide ratio, with the two supplements having additive effects. Added sulphate increased both digestibility of crude protein and N retention. These criteria were not affected by the NPN source.||Publication Type:||Journal Article||Source of Publication:||Livestock Research for Rural Development, 23(3), p. 1-6||Publisher:||Centro para la Investigacion en Sistemas Sostenibles de Produccion Agropecuaria||Place of Publication:||Colombia||ISSN:||0121-3784||Field of Research (FOR):||070199 Agriculture, Land and Farm Management not elsewhere classified||Socio-Economic Outcome Codes:||839802 Management of Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Animal Production||Peer Reviewed:||Yes||HERDC Category Description:||C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal||Statistics to Oct 2018:||Visitors: 176
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