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Quantification protocol for reducing days on feed for beef cattle (version 2.0)

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Description

Agricultural activities, including the production of livestock, result in greenhouse gas emissions to the atmosphere. Beef cattle, in particular, release methane (CH4) as a result of the digestion of feed materials in the rumen. These emissions are called enteric emissions and are a significant contributor to greenhouse gas emissions from agricultural activities. Other emission sources for cattle include methane and nitrous oxide (N2O) emissions are generated from manure storage and handling within beef cattle operations. This protocol for reducing the number of days on feed for beef cattle addresses both digestion and manure storage and handling emission sources for livestock greenhouse gas emissions. It allows users to quantify greenhouse gas reductions using scientifically valid equations and emission factors resulting from a reduction in the number of days required to complete the finishing stage of beef cattle in a feedlot resulting in a decrease in both enteric and manure emissions.

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SGER Specified Gas Emitters Regulation beef cattle gas emitters

Title and publication information

Type
Standard
Alternative Title

Reducing days on feed for beef cattle

Extent

72 pages

Frequency

Once

Publisher / Creator Information

Publisher

Environment (1971-1992,1999-2011)

Place of Publication

Edmonton

Resource Dates

Date Created

2011-06-01

Date Added

2015-05-13T15:00:35.024531

Date Modified

2011-06-01

Date Issued

2011-06-01

Date Archived

2015-06-01

Audience information

Identifiers

ISBN (pdf)

9780778595311

ISBN (print)

9780778595304

NEOS catalogue key

5334523

Usage / Licence

Contact

Contact Name

Environment and Sustainable Resource Development