Dietary nitrate supplementation reduces methane emission in beef cattle fed sugarcane-based diets.

@article{Hulshof2012DietaryNS,
  title={Dietary nitrate supplementation reduces methane emission in beef cattle fed sugarcane-based diets.},
  author={R B A Hulshof and Alexandre Berndt and Walter J. J. Gerrits and Jan Dijkstra and S M van Zijderveld and Jamie Newbold and Hink B. Perdok},
  journal={Journal of animal science},
  year={2012},
  volume={90 7},
  pages={2317-23}
}
The objective of this study was to determine the effect of dietary nitrate on methane emission and rumen fermentation parameters in Nellore × Guzera (Bos indicus) beef cattle fed a sugarcane based diet. The experiment was conducted with 16 steers weighing 283 ± 49 kg (mean ± SD), 6 rumen cannulated and 10 intact steers, in a cross-over design. The animals… CONTINUE READING

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