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On-farm methane measurements during milking correlate with total methane production by individual dairy cows

P.C. Garnsworthy, J. Craigon, J.H. Hernandez-Medrano, N. Saunders
2012 Journal of Dairy Science  
The objective of this study was to investigate whether measurement of methane emissions by individual dairy cows during milking could provide a useful technique for monitoring on-farm methane emissions  ...  It was concluded that, with further validation, on-farm monitoring of methane emission rate during milking could provide a low-cost reliable method to estimate daily methane output by individual dairy  ...  of initial data and prototype development for the on-farm technique.  ... 
doi:10.3168/jds.2011-4605 pmid:22612952 fatcat:ichtos3xrrhwle5n6bdwee2yti

Effects of Two Manure Additives on Methane Emissions from Dairy Manure

Jessie Cluett, Andrew C. VanderZaag, Hambaliou Baldé, Sean McGinn, Earl Jenson, Alexander C. Hayes, Sylvanus Ekwe
2020 Animals  
Liquid manure is a significant source of methane (CH4), a greenhouse gas. Many livestock farms use manure additives for practical and agronomic purposes, but the effect on CH4 emissions is unknown.  ...  The results suggest that farms using these additives are likely to have normal CH4 emissions from stored manure.  ...  Conflicts of Interest: The authors declare no conflict of interest.  ... 
doi:10.3390/ani10050807 pmid:32392701 fatcat:yikkaxytsnf4nfdvqy6e5hb7wu

An Approach for Measuring Methane Emissions from Whole Farms

S. M. McGinn, T. K. Flesch, L. A. Harper, K. A. Beauchemin
2006 Journal of Environmental Quality  
Our study was conducted at a commercial dairy farm in southern Alberta, Canada (total of 321 cattle, including 152 lactating dairy cows).  ...  Estimates of enteric methane (CH 4 ) emissions from ruminants are typically measured by confining animals in large chambers, using head hoods or masks, or by a ratiometric technique involving sampling  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENTS This study was funded by National Carbon and Greenhouse Gas Emission Accounting System (NCGAVS) and the Canadian Foundation for Climate and Atmospheric Sciences (CFCAS).  ... 
doi:10.2134/jeq2005.0250 pmid:16391273 fatcat:g4m2y34yorf3zff3dbyrfqwsse

Effects of SOP Lagoon Additive on Gaseous Emissions from Stored Liquid Dairy Manure

Carlyn B. Peterson, Hamed M. El Mashad, Yongjing Zhao, Yuee Pan, Frank M. Mitloehner
2020 Sustainability  
The present research aimed at testing the ability of the commercial additive "SOP LAGOON" to reduce emissions of GHGs (i.e., carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4) and nitrous oxide (N2O)), as well as ammonia  ...  There are several technologies to reduce emissions on animal farms including manure additives; however, few have been proven effective and easy to apply to dairy lagoon systems.  ...  Conflicts of Interest: The sponsor played no role in the execution and interpretation of the data and preparation of the present manuscript. The authors declare no conflict of interest.  ... 
doi:10.3390/su12041393 fatcat:eubzsfyxffgmbahpum4jw3lgom

Components of Dairy Manure Management Systems

H.H. Van Horn, A.C. Wilkie, W.J. Powers, R.A. Nordstedt
1994 Journal of Dairy Science  
Methane Emissions Methane emissions from animal production systems do not present an odor control problem because methane is odorless.  ...  Thus, manure nutrients are needed at some locations even though these nutrients are in surplus on some dairy farms.  ... 
doi:10.3168/jds.s0022-0302(94)77147-2 pmid:7929962 fatcat:3yuomdzmbfh2dahezfykkn6gdm

The lore of low methane livestock: co-producing technology and animals for reduced climate change impact

Ann Bruce
2013 Life Sciences, Society and Policy  
Methane emissions from sheep and cattle production have gained increasing profile in the context of climate change.  ...  Drawing on 42 semi-structured interviews, this paper demonstrates that methane emissions are viewed as a natural and integral part of sheep and beef cattle by farmers, rather than as a pollutant.  ...  Centre at the University of Edinburgh.  ... 
doi:10.1186/2195-7819-9-10 fatcat:kdakrsk3afdm3ooqihg2wuv7pi

Poster presentations (Monday)

2013 Advances in Animal Biosciences  
Introduction Many potential approaches for reducing methane (CH 4 ) emissions from cattle are at present under development.  ...  The aim of this study was to explore the extent to which breed might influence methane emissions from growing cattle grazing contrasting pasture types Materials and methods Methane emission values were  ...  References Technological platform to develop nutritional additives to reduce methane emissions from ruminants. FP7-SME-262270.  ... 
doi:10.1017/s2040470013000101 fatcat:blbftg4ilfh7tpodbkvrztsyci

Assessing the performance of commercial farms in England and Wales: lessons for supporting the sustainable intensification of agriculture

L.G. Firbank, J. Elliott, R.H. Field, J.M. Lynch, W.J. Peach, S. Ramsden, C. Turner
2018 Food and Energy Security  
Any of these approaches could be used to assess the performance of commercial farms on at least some aspects of SI.  ...  from the same farms over time.  ...  SUPPORTING INFORMATION Additional supporting information may be found online in the Supporting Information section at the end of the article.  ... 
doi:10.1002/fes3.150 fatcat:t6ztur36h5e75i7pdbcfrw3cp4

Diversification not specialization reduces global and local environmental burdens from livestock production

Andreas D. Soteriades, Andreas Foskolos, David Styles, James M. Gibbons
2019 Environment International  
For the first time, we present comprehensive LCA results for multiple environmental burdens based on a large panel dataset for commercial dairy and suckler-beef farms.  ...  Dairy-beef was much more efficient than beef produced on suckler-beef farms in terms of footprints per unit of beef output.  ...  Special thanks to three anonymous reviewers for their very constructive recommendations in particular the suggestion of modelling sensitivity to the beef:milk ratio and regional effects.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.envint.2019.05.031 pmid:31450105 fatcat:agk2h4yambd4jbt6zrn3j2i3te

Methane emissions from dairies in the Los Angeles Basin

Camille Viatte, Thomas Lauvaux, Jacob K. Hedelius, Harrison Parker, Jia Chen, Taylor Jones, Jonathan E. Franklin, Aijun J. Deng, Brian Gaudet, Kristal Verhulst, Riley Duren, Debra Wunch (+4 others)
2016 Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics Discussions  
, providing information about total emissions of the dairies at Chino.  ...  reductions of the dairy farms with urbanization in the domain.  ...  of the inverse emissions, which correspond to the entire dairy farm area of about 8 × 8 km 2 once combined together.  ... 
doi:10.5194/acp-2016-281 fatcat:a7hqwzuhunhk5eu3am2mewcm2a

Methane emissions from dairies in the Los Angeles Basin

Camille Viatte, Thomas Lauvaux, Jacob K. Hedelius, Harrison Parker, Jia Chen, Taylor Jones, Jonathan E. Franklin, Aijun J. Deng, Brian Gaudet, Kristal Verhulst, Riley Duren, Debra Wunch (+4 others)
2017 Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics  
></sub>) in the near infrared region, providing information on total emissions of the dairies at Chino.  ...  1</sup> are in the low end of previous top-down estimates, consistent with reductions of the dairy farms and urbanization in the domain.  ...  of the inverse emissions, which correspond to the entire dairy farm area of about 8 × 8 km 2 once combined together.  ... 
doi:10.5194/acp-17-7509-2017 fatcat:4g4d2cr5zrg7ljarkglmayllqm

Measuring Livestock CH4 Emissions with the Laser Methane Detector: A Review

Diana Sorg
2021 Methane  
Since 2009, it has also been used to measure the methane (CH4) concentration in the breath of cattle, sheep, and goats to quantify their CH4 emissions.  ...  These aspects, such as the distance to the animal or the activity of the animals, should be fixed for all measurements of an experiment, and if this is not possible, they should at least be documented  ...  The LMD shows the data in real time on its display and optionally issues an acoustic and visual alarm if a certain threshold is exceeded.  ... 
doi:10.3390/methane1010004 fatcat:atbcallpuzcadeamfi3mnibhwq

Summary List

2015 Advances in Animal Biosciences  
performance of lactating dairy cows offered two different commercial fat supplements R M Kirkland, J Flockhart 78 Is there a 'colour fashion' in British bred sports horses?  ...  61 Young bull genetic growth profi le for carcass weight T M Englishby, R D Evans, G Banos, M P Coffey, K L Moore, D P Berry 62 Variation and genetic profi le of milk fatty acid indices in dairy sheep  ...  S A Ross, M G G Chagunda, C F E Topp, R Ennos 145 Prediction of methane emissions from lactating dairy cows fed fresh cut grass and concentrates D Hynes, S Stergiadis, T Yan 146 Methane (CH 4 ) outputs  ... 
doi:10.1017/s2040470015000023 fatcat:am466d2ogrehdk7rekkxswkfcq

Review: Precision nutrition of ruminants: approaches, challenges and potential gains

L. A. González, I. Kyriazakis, L. O. Tedeschi
2018 Animal  
simulation models to predict unmeasurable variables in real-time and to forecast outcomes of interest.  ...  We discussed the model-data fusion approach in which data provided by sensor technologies can be used as input of nutrition simulation models in near-real time to produce more accurate, certain and timely  ...  Acknowledgements The authors acknowledge the assistance of Paul and Jeannette Lipscombe for their efforts with animal and farm management, and the authors and co-authors of previous publications and research  ... 
doi:10.1017/s1751731118002288 pmid:30277175 fatcat:hhexkqpzsvdorn22vn7te5vx2y

The Future of Phenomics

2020 Animal Frontiers  
Variation in enteric methane emissions among cows on commercial dairy farms.  ...  yet measurable in large volumes or at sufficient accuracy (e.g., methane emissions).  ...  Junior Animal Scientist, an official magazine of the American Society of Animal Science, offers elementary or middle school students a way to learn the real science behind pets, zoo animals and farm animals  ... 
doi:10.1093/af/vfaa015 pmid:32724711 pmcid:PMC7377506 fatcat:zmpfwyxmz5afxmwdelqpe7fnvi
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