Heritability estimates of methane emissions from sheep


The objective of this study was to determine the genetic parameters of methane (CH4) emissions and their genetic correlations with key production traits. The trial measured the CH4 emissions, at 5-min intervals, from 1225 sheep placed in respiration chambers for 2 days, with repeat measurements 2 weeks later for another 2 days. They were fed in the chambers… (More)
DOI: 10.1017/S1751731113000864


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@inproceedings{PinaresPatio2013HeritabilityEO, title={Heritability estimates of methane emissions from sheep}, author={Cesar S. Pinares-Pati{\~n}o and Shane M Hickey and E. A. Young and Kenneth G. Dodds and S. MacLean and German Molano and E. Deu Sandoval and H. Kjestrup and Richard M Harland and C. Hunt and N. K. Pickering and J C McEwan}, booktitle={Animal : an international journal of animal bioscience}, year={2013} }