Methane Measurement from Ruminants

 
METHANE EMISSION MEASUREMENTS IN RUMINANTS
 
“Methane emission reduction - a way towards green dairying.”
 
Methane is a potent greenhouse gas emitted as a result of enteric fermentation of feed by ruminants. Fermentation of feeds in the rumen is the main source of methane and is primarily emitted from the animal by eructation. Ruminant animals loose about 4-12 per cent of gross energy intake in the form of methane, which is not only detrimental to environment but also results in energy loss to animals. Feeding a balanced ration can prevent this loss.
 
NDDB has set up a laboratory for methane emission measurement in dairy animals under field conditions. Field trials are conducted in different categories of animals to measure methane emission before and after feeding of balanced ration to generate a baseline data. Studies conducted so far revealed that by feeding a balanced ration, it is possible to reduce methane emissions by 10-15 per cent per kg of milk in cows and buffaloes.
 
Methane emission
Animal nutrition
Animal nutririon
Animal nutrition
 
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