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Towards Sustainable Livestock Production: Estimation of Methane Emissions and Dietary Interventions for Mitigation

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Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences, The University of Melbourne, Parkville, VIC 3010, Australia
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Faculty of Biological Sciences, The University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT, UK
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Sustainability 2021, 13(11), 6081; https://doi.org/10.3390/su13116081
Received: 8 March 2021 / Revised: 30 April 2021 / Accepted: 24 May 2021 / Published: 28 May 2021
(This article belongs to the Collection Sustainable Livestock Production)
The increasing need for sustainable livestock production demands more research in the field of greenhouse gas (GHG), particularly methane (CH4), measurement and mitigation. Dietary interventions, management, and biotechnological strategies to reduce the environmental impacts and economic implications of enteric CH4 emissions are needed. While the use of biotechnological interventions and management strategies can be challenging on a routine basis, feed additive supplementation appears to be the most researched, developed, and ready to use strategy to mitigate enteric CH4 emissions. This paper discusses various recently developed feeding strategies to reduce enteric CH4 emissions in livestock. Additionally, the manuscript reviews various technologies developed for CH4 estimation since the accurate and reliable estimation of CH4 emissions can be a limiting step in the development and adoption of any mitigation strategy. View Full-Text
Keywords: climate change; livestock production; methane estimation; nutritional strategies; in vitro fermentation; gas chambers climate change; livestock production; methane estimation; nutritional strategies; in vitro fermentation; gas chambers
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Prathap, P.; Chauhan, S.S.; Leury, B.J.; Cottrell, J.J.; Dunshea, F.R. Towards Sustainable Livestock Production: Estimation of Methane Emissions and Dietary Interventions for Mitigation. Sustainability 2021, 13, 6081. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13116081

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Prathap P, Chauhan SS, Leury BJ, Cottrell JJ, Dunshea FR. Towards Sustainable Livestock Production: Estimation of Methane Emissions and Dietary Interventions for Mitigation. Sustainability. 2021; 13(11):6081. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13116081

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Prathap, Pragna, Surinder S. Chauhan, Brian J. Leury, Jeremy J. Cottrell, and Frank R. Dunshea 2021. "Towards Sustainable Livestock Production: Estimation of Methane Emissions and Dietary Interventions for Mitigation" Sustainability 13, no. 11: 6081. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13116081

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