Influence of protein fermentation and carbohydrate source on in vitro methane production

  • J. L. Vanegas, J. González, M. D. Carro
  • Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition, January 2017, Wiley
  • DOI: 10.1111/jpn.12604

Methane production by ruminants and relationship with dietary protein

What is it about?

Methane is a gas that contributes to global warming and is produced by ruminants. The type of diet has a marked effect on methane production, but most studies have investigated the influence of the type of cabohydrates. We observed in vitro that fermentation of protein also generates methane.

Why is it important?

Reducing the degradation of protein in the rumen could help to reduce methane production by ruminants.

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