In vitro ruminal fermentation characteristics and methane production differ in selected key pasture species in Australia

Bidhyut Banik, Zoey Durmic, William Erskine, Kioumars Ghamkhar, Clinton Revell

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

18 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Thirteen current and potential pasture species in southern Australia were examined for differences in their nutritive values and in vitro rumen fermentation profiles, including methane production by rumen microbes, to assist in selection of pasture species for mitigation of methane emission from ruminant livestock. Plants were grown in a glasshouse and harvested at 7 and 11 weeks after sowing for in vitro batch fermentation, with nutritive values assessed at 11 weeks of growth. The pasture species tested differed significantly (P
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)935-942
JournalCrop and Pasture Science
Volume64
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'In vitro ruminal fermentation characteristics and methane production differ in selected key pasture species in Australia'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this