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Indian livestock and enteric methane emission India has approximately million livestock 19th Livestock census, Government of India. Manure management plays a key role in amount of CH 4 and N 2 O produced and liberated into the environment.

Ruminant animals, such as cattle, sheep, buffaloes, and goats, are unique due to their special digestive systems, which can convert plant materials that are indigestible asseswment humans into nutritious food. The integrated farm system model IFSM apart from evaluating alternate agronomic feeding, manure storage, and disposal strategies, also accounts for fossil fuel used in farming activities.

Indeed, average global temperatures have risen considerably, and the IPCC [ 1 ] predicts increases of 1. The biggest source of CH 4 is from enteric fermentation.

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Methane emission from manure management Anaerobic digestion processes occur in manure with the help of microbial consortia to produce CH 4 and CO 2 and consists of four phases: More statistics for editors and authors Login to your personal dashboard for more detailed statistics on your publications.

The higher the temperature and moisture, the more CH 4 produced. Manure from livestock mixes with the soil or in the tank, lagoons, etc.

In addition, the duration of the storage of waste also influences N 2 O production, 3. In addition, the duration of the storage of waste also influences N 2 O production.

We need high-quality research in animal science to meet the increasing demand for livestock products in the changing climate scenario [ 7 ].

Methane emissions from excrement in India are low because the disposal system generally stored as heap in the open environment does not support the favorable anaerobic conditions required by methanogens.

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Another in vitro automated pressure transducer method for gas production measurement was developed by Wilkins [ 34 ], and the method was validated by Blummel and Orskov [ 35 ] and Makkar et al. Slurry or liquid manure with no cover showed negligible N 2 O ar4_sy_rspm, while slurry with straw cover might act as a source of emission [ 55 ].


The two primary sources of GHG from livestock are enteric fermentation and manure management. How to cite and reference Link to this chapter Copy to clipboard. In addition, an understanding of the available prediction models ar4_syr_spj estimation methodology for quantification of GHGs is essential.

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However, recent reports also suggests that WFMs may incorrectly estimate CH 4 repoort levels as they do not take into account the DMI and diet composition while predicting the enteric CH 4 emission. The majority of the rumen methanogens are hydrogenotrophic, which utilize H 2 as a substrate for methanogenesis.

Methane production appears to be a major issue and largely arises from natural anaerobic ecosystems, and fermentative digestion in ruminant animal [ 10 ]. In addition to food, these animals also produce hides and fibers that are utilized by humans.

Manure from livestock includes both dung and urine. According to one study, if current dietary trends increasing global consumption of animal products were to continue, emissions of CH 4 and N 2 O would more than double by from levels [ 14 ]. The rumen is the harbor for diverse anaerobic microbe populations that accomplish different functions from degradation of complex carbohydrates to the removal of fermentation metabolites in a syntrophic way [ 26 ].

India ar4_sr_spm approximately million livestock 19th Livestock census, Government of India. Therefore, the use of whole farm models, with short-term studies for validation, is an attractive alternative.

This chapter outlines the role of livestock in the production of greenhouse gases GHGs that contributes to climate change. We are IntechOpen, the world’s leading publisher of Open Access books. June ar4_sur_spm Reviewed: Several methods are available for measuring enteric CH 4 production, and the selection of the most appropriate method is based on several factors such as cost, level of accuracy, and experimental design [ 29str ].

By far, the most suitable method to quantify individual ruminant animal CH 4 measurement is by using respiration chamber, or calorimetry. There are several techniques available to quantify CH 4 emission, and the application of appropriate technique depends on objectives of the study. Why rumen methanogenesis is an obligation The rumen is the harbor for diverse anaerobic microbe populations that accomplish different functions from degradation of complex carbohydrates to the removal of fermentation metabolites in a syntrophic way [ 26 ].


Agricultural production is recognized as a significant contributor to GHG production.

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Apart from the methanogenesis, other hydrogenotrophic pathways reductive acetogenesis, sulfate and nitrate reduction are also present in the rumen, but the extent of H 2 utilization through these pathways is not clear.

Among the various end products of rumen fermentation, H 2 is a central metabolite where its partial pressure in the rumen determines the extent of methanogenesis and the possible extent of oxidation of feedstuffs [ 27 ]. However, dairy production is a complex system involving inputs such as feed and fertilizer, animals with inherent physiological structures for fermentation of feedstuffs, and the production of manure, storage systems, cropping systems, and export of meat and milk.

Carbon dioxide CO 2 are also produced in livestock farms and are primarily associated with fossil fuel burning during operation of farm machineries in the process of fertilizer production, processing and transportation of refrigerated products, deforestation, desertification, and release of carbon from cultivated soils.

Livestock contribute directly as well as indirectly to global GHG pool. Other sources of GHG emission from livestock and related activities are fossil fuels used for associated farm activities, N2O emissions from fertilizer use, CH4 release from the breakdown of fertilizers and from animal manure, and land-use changes for feed production. However, in the developed world where excrement is mainly stored in lagoons, manure is a major source of CH 4 emissions.

Intensive dairy production, in particular, contributes to significant quantities of CH 4 and several forms of nitrogen Nwhich can assessmrnt to N 2 O production. Default CH 4 emission factors. As animal production systems are vulnerable aesessment climate change and are large contributors to potential global warming through methane CH 4 and nitrous oxide N 2 O production, it is vital to understand in detail enteric CH 4 emission and manure management in different livestock species [ 4 ].