Reduce Methane emissions : a productive solution ?

Methane, a product of rumen fermenttion wich is belched by ruminants, inhibits the normal functioning of microbial enzymes and impairs rumen fermentation. It can also result in a loss of dietary energy which could otherwise bu used by animals for productive purposes. A 20% reduction in methane emission could allow growing cattle to gain an additional 75g/d of weight. In lactating cows, a 20% reduction in methane emissions represents the sema amount of energy needed to synthesize 0.6 kg/d of milk. Revenue generated from increased growth rates and milk yield could partially offset the cost of methane mitigation.


ALL ABOUT FEED – Volume 28, No.4, 2020
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