Livestock Energy Metabolism and Emissions

How can we curb methane emissions? Methane is a greenhouse gas, and livestock/ruminants are the largest source of anthropogenic methane emissions. Research into which variables can be manipulated to increase livestock growth while reducing methane emissions is underway. For example, nutritional composition of livestock feed is a key determinant in ruminant methane emissions.

Thanks to our high-resolution gas analyzers, Sable Systems’ Classic Line ruminant system setup enables researchers to accurately quantify livestock energetics and emissions. The system is versatile and allows measurements of 1 to up to 8 animals in a single recording.

Important System Considerations

  • Versatile setup for benchtop or field
  • Rugged compact design for field use
  • Multiplexed measurements with up to 8 channels
  • High resolution MR; VO2max, RQ
  • Highest range and stability of CO2 and CH4 measurements
  • Direct Measurement of water vapor pressure
  • High flow range from 10 to 1800 L/min

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Relevant Publications

Relevant Publications

des Courtis, X., Wei, A., Kass, P. H., Fascetti, A. J., Graham, J. L., Havel, P. J., & Ramsey, J. J. (2014). Influence of dietary protein level on body composition and energy expenditure in calorically restricted overweight cats. Journal of animal physiology and animal nutrition.

Dittmann, M. T., Runge, U., Lang, R. A., Moser, D., Galeffi, C., Kreuzer, M., & Clauss, M. (2014). Methane Emission by Camelids. PloS one, 9(4), e94363.

Tsukahara, Y., Gipson, T. A., Puchala, R., Sahlu, T., & Goetsch, A. L. (2014). Effects of the number of animals per automated feeder and length and time of access on feed intake, growth performance, and behavior of yearling Boer goat wethers. Small Ruminant Research.