Assessment of tropical legumes to reduce methane emissions from pastoral systems using in vitro fermentation and near infrared reflectance spectroscopy methodologies

Restrepo, Carlos Ramirez, Xixi, Li, Durmic, Zoey, Vercoe, Phillip, Gardiner, Christopher, O'Neil, Christopher, Coates, David, and Chamley , Ed (2011) Assessment of tropical legumes to reduce methane emissions from pastoral systems using in vitro fermentation and near infrared reflectance spectroscopy methodologies. In: Proceedings of the Greenhouse 2011 Conference: the science of climate change, p. 87. From: Greenhouse 2011 Conference: the science of climate change, 4-8 April 2011, Cairns, QLD, Australia.

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Abstract

Forages are the main feed resource for ruminants in the tropical rangelands. The complex interaction among native and introduced species drives livestock production and the profile of greenhouse gas emissions from diverse and fragile rangeland farming systems. Consequently, a project strategy emphasising the antimethanogenic potential (i.e. amount of methane produced) of pasture species and their nutritive value is imperative to reduce the environmental impact of the industry, the energetic cost to the animal and to improve the livelihoods of widespread communities.

Item ID: 19049
Item Type: Conference Item (Abstract / Summary)
Date Deposited: 16 Feb 2012 07:20
FoR Codes: 07 AGRICULTURAL AND VETERINARY SCIENCES > 0702 Animal Production > 070204 Animal Nutrition @ 100%
SEO Codes: 83 ANIMAL PRODUCTION AND ANIMAL PRIMARY PRODUCTS > 8304 Pasture, Browse and Fodder Crops > 830499 Pasture, Browse and Fodder Crops not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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