Use of a live yeast to Reduce Methane Production in Ruminants

2022-04-19T07:36:43+00:00March 18th, 2022|

Use of a live yeast to Reduce Methane Production in Ruminants Methane emissions from ruminant livestock contribute significantly to the large environmental footprint of agriculture. Ruminant production accounts for about 81% of Greenhouse Gases (GHG) from the livestock sector, 90% of which results from rumen microbial methanogenesis 1 . A considerable worldwide research effort has investigated various mitigation strategies and the ruminant farmers are putting in a lot of effort to improve the sustainability of their operations, with reduction of methane emissions (one of the most potent greenhouse gases) being a top priority. How methane is produced by Ruminants In ruminants, methane production is linked to fibre digestion: methanogens bacteria consume the hydrogen produced [...]