Greenhouse Gases and Animal Agriculture - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780444510129

Greenhouse Gases and Animal Agriculture

1st Edition

Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Greenhouse Gases and Animal Agriculture, Obihiro, Japan, 7-11 November, 2001

Editors: J. Takahashi B. A. Young C. R Soliva M. Kreuzer
Hardcover ISBN: 9780444510129
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 9th August 2002
Page Count: 372


The major theme of this book is environmental preservation by controlling release of undesirable greenhouse gases to realize the sustainable development of animal agriculture. Technology exists for the effective collection of methane generated from anaerobic fermentation of animal effluent and its use as a biomass energy source. Fossil fuel consumption can be reduced and there can be increased use of locally available energy sources. In addition, promoting environmentally-conscious agriculture which does not rely on the chemical fertilizer can be realized by effective use of animal manure and compost products.

Table of Contents

Part 1. Overview of greenhouse gases and animal agriculture.

Sustainable systems of animal agriculture (M. Suzuki). Greenhouse gases and the animal industries (B.A. Young). Greenhouse gases and animal agriculture in Asia (J.B. Liang). Global warming and animal agriculture in Japan (F. Terada). Appropriate effluent management of intensive animal industries (T.A. Streeten). Greenhouse gas emission from livestock in Brazil (M.A. Lima, C. Campanhola). Emission of greenhouse gas from anaerobic pig and dairy cattle wastewater treatment system in Taiwan (J.J. Su et al.). Emissions inventories and their implications for intensive livestock production (K.D. Casey). Perspectives for realizing agricultural production systems with material circulation (S. Hoshiba).

Part 2. Measurement and manipulation of rumen methanogenesis.

Strategies for mitigating methane emissions from livestock - Australian options and opportunities (R.S. Hegarty). Environmental control of methane production by ruminants (A.R. Moss). Methane, nitrous oxide and carbon dioxide emissions from ruminant livestock production systems (D.E. Johnson et al.). Establishment of profitable dairy farming system on control of methane production in Hokkaido region (S. Kume). Nutritional manipulation of methane emission from ruminants (J. Takahashi). The use of sulfur hexafluoride for measuring methane emissions from farm animals (K.A. Johnson et al.). Nutritional options for abatement of methane emissions from beef and dairy systems in Australia (G.J. McCrabb). Detection of methanogens from the rumen by PCR-based techniques (M. Mitsumori et al.). Inhibition of rumen methanogenesis and its effects on feed intake, digestion, and animal production (C.S. McSweeney, G.J. McCrabb). Reducing ruminal methane production by chemical and biological manipulation (H. Itabashi). Animal and manure-derived methane emissions as affected by dietary fatty acids and manure storage sys


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About the Editor

J. Takahashi

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Animal Science, Obihiro University of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine, Obihiro, Hokkaido, Japan

B. A. Young

Affiliations and Expertise

The University of Queensland, Gatton, Queensland, Australia

C. R Soliva

Affiliations and Expertise

ETH, Institute of Animal Sciences, Zurich, Switzerland

M. Kreuzer

Affiliations and Expertise

ETH, Institute of Animal Sciences, Animal Centre, Zurich, Switzerland