The impact of divergent breed types and diets on methane emissions, rumen characteristics and performance of finishing beef cattle.

@article{Duthie2017TheIO,
  title={The impact of divergent breed types and diets on methane emissions, rumen characteristics and performance of finishing beef cattle.},
  author={C A Duthie and Marie J. Haskell and Jimmy Hyslop and Anthony Waterhouse and Robert J. Wallace and Rainer Roehe and John A. Rooke},
  journal={Animal : an international journal of animal bioscience},
  year={2017},
  volume={11 10},
  pages={1762-1771}
}
This study was undertaken to further develop our understanding of the links between breed, diet and the rumen microbial community and determine their effect on production characteristics and methane (CH4) emissions from beef cattle. The experiment was of a 2×2 factorial design, comprising two breeds (crossbred Charolais (CHX); purebred Luing (LU)) and two diets (concentrate-straw or silage-based). In total, 80 steers were used and balanced for sire within each breed, farm of origin and BW… CONTINUE READING
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