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Cover for Residual feed intake and breeding approaches for enteric methane mitigation.

The expanding world human population will require greater food production within the constraints of increasing societal pressure to minimize the resulting impact on the environment. Breeding goals in the past have achieved substantial gains in environmental load per unit product produced, despite...

Author(s)
Berry, D. P.; Lassen, J.; Haas, Y. de
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644325)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Immunization and tannins in livestock enteric methane amelioration.

The complexity of the rumen microbial ecosystem supports the efficient conversion of various carbohydrates to volatile fatty acids for fulfilling host energy requirement via stepwise disposal of hydrogen (H2) through the reduction of carbon dioxide (CO2) to methane (CH4). Although, this mechanism...

Author(s)
Uyeno, Y.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644325)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Phage therapy in livestock methane amelioration.

Viruses of prokaryotes (phages) are obligate microbial pathogens that can, in the lytic phase of development, infect and lyse their respective bacterial or archaeal hosts. As such, these viruses can reduce the population density of their hosts rapidly, and have been viewed as possible agents of...

Author(s)
Gilbert, R. A.; Ouwerkerk, D.; Klieve, A. V.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644325)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Feed-based approaches in enteric methane amelioration.

Mitigation of methane (CH4) emissions from ruminants is necessary not only from the global warming point of view but also for saving dietary energy. Livestock being the significant contributors to the anthropogenic CH4 pool have remained the prime target of global research for the past two decades, ...

Author(s)
Malik, P. K.; Bhatta, R.; Soren, N. M.; Sejian, V.; Mech, A.; Prasad, K. S.; Prasad, C. S.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644325)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Summary.

This chapter summarizes the full content of this book where contributors have addressed various aspects of livestock production vis-à-vis climate change. Improving livestock production and productivity is the need of the hour to accomplish the ever increasing demand of the populace. Climate change...

Author(s)
Malik, P. K.; Bhatta, R.; Saravanan, M.; Baruah, L.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644325)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Production efficiency of ruminants: feed, nitrogen and methane.

This chapter discusses the production efficiency of ruminants, particularly cattle, in relation to feeds, nitrogen excretion and methane emission. Focus is given on the production efficiency of cattle, primarily that of dairy cattle, at the animal level. Improvements in production efficiency are...

Author(s)
Dijkstra, J.; France, J.; Ellis, J. L.; Strathe, A. B.; Kebreab, E.; Bannink, A.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780640426)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Minimizing environmental impacts of livestock production using diet optimization models.

This chapter presents some of the optimization modelling techniques that can be used to reduce the environmental impacts of livestock and assess the effects of environmental policies on the production system. Feed management practices that can reduce methane emissions and mineral excretion from...

Author(s)
Moraes, L. E.; Fadel, J. G.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780640426)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Livestock production and climate change.

This 395-paged-book aims to raise awareness among scientists, academics, students, livestock farmers and policy makers of the twin inter-related and inter-dependent complex mechanisms of livestock rearing and climate change. The contents are divided into sections: one on livestock production, one...

Author(s)
Malik, P. K.; Bhatta, R.; Takahashi, J.; Kohn, R. A.; Prasad, C. S.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644325)
Type
Book
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This chapter discussed briefly the current economic status and trends with regards to livestock production and highlights the inter-dependence of livestock production and climate change as well as the impact of climate change to the livestock sector.

Author(s)
Prasad, C. S.; Malik, P. K.; Bhatta, R.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644325)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Enteric methane emission: status, mitigation and future challenges - an Indian perspective.

1% per annum. To stabilize this greenhouse gas in the atmosphere, global CH4 production needs to be reduced by 10-20%. Ruminants fed on low-quality feed/fodder produce over 75% of the CH4 generated by ruminants worldwide. Strategic supplementation to improve digestive efficiency in these animals...

Author(s)
Raghavendra Bhatta; Malik, P. K.; Prasad, C. S.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644325)
Type
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