Practical and sustainable considerations for the mitigation of methane emissions in the northern Australian beef herd using nitrate supplements

The project Practical and sustainable considerations for the mitigation of methane emissions in the northern Australian beef herd using nitrate supplements examined the efficacy of methane reduction, animal productivity and risk of nitrite toxicity when Bos indicus cattle consuming low quality tropical forages were fed nitrate to correct a deficiency of rumen degradable nitrogen (RDN). For more information please read the final report summary and download the final report (B.CCH.6440) (PDF, 831.4 KB) from Meat & Livestock Australia website.

When: 20 September 2012 to 18 September 2015

Contact: Matthew Callaghan Ridley

Collaborator: AgriProducts Pty. Ltd., James Cook University