Horticultural waste: An alternative feed for ruminants with anti-methanogenic properties

Amriana Hifizah

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Abstract

Methane produced by ruminants (goats, sheep, cattle) is a significant component of greenhouse gas emissions. In addition, in Indonesia, there is a shortage of livestock feed. We therefore tested whether harvest waste from tropical horticulture could be incorporated into ruminant diets and perhaps reduce methane production. Using in vitro techniques, we screened a variety of waste sources and chose the best candidates by comparing them to 100% Leucaena, a common ruminant forage in Indonesia. We found that banana and guava waste, when mixed with Leucaena, can be digested in the rumen and also reduce methane production.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
Award date20 Jan 2020
DOIs
Publication statusUnpublished - 2020

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