Ruminant nutrition regimes to reduce methane and nitrogen emissions

Published 8 September 09

Project details
The aim of this project was to analyse existing data on the link between feeding regimes and the production of methane and nitrogen. This was to be a precursor to new research to reduce those emissions. The main objectives of the project were:

  • To update and expand the existing database of measurements of methane excretion
  • To conduct a meta-analysis of dietary factors that determine methane and nitrogen exctretion
  • To define key relationships with statistical models that could be used to predict excretion based on dietary information
  • To produce recommendations on feeding strategies to limit methane and nitrogen excretion

Completion Date
March 2008

Lead Contractor
The University of Reading


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