Ruminant Nutrition Strategies to Improve Feed Efficiency and Reduce Methane Emissions

A special issue of Life (ISSN 2075-1729). This special issue belongs to the section "Animal Science".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2024) | Viewed by 593

Special Issue Editors

Institute of Animal Science, Guangdong Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Guangzhou, China
Interests: ruminant nutrition; reduce methane emissions

Guest Editor
Institute of Feed Research, Xinjiang Academy of Animal Science, Urumchi, China
Interests: ruminant nutrition; utilization of unconventional feed

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Guest Editor
College of Animal Science, Guizhou University, Guiyang, China
Interests: animal nutrition; natural feed additive; nutritional value assessment of feed

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

With the increasing shortage of food and feed materials, how to use less feed materials to produce more and better livestock products and ensure food security is a problem we need to solve. In the process of ruminant production, the development and utilization of unconventional feed materials such as straw, fruit residue, etc., and the rational use of non-protein nitrogen (urea) are important strategies to alleviate the shortage of feed materials. In addition, researchers are trying to use various ways of nutritional regulation to improve the feed utilization efficiency of ruminants so as to produce more and better quality beef, mutton, and dairy products.

In addition to improving feed efficiency, how to reduce methane emissions from ruminants to help mitigate global warming is an increasingly hot topic. It is possible to use nutritional regulation to reduce methane emissions in ruminants without negatively affecting production performance.

Overall, the aim of this Special Issue is to present an as-broad-as-possible range of innovations in the field of ruminant nutrition in regard to energy conservation and emission reduction. We encourage the submission of manuscripts covering topics from basic research to the application of new feed material or new feed additives.

Dr. Li Min
Dr. Tongjun Guo
Dr. Xingzhou Tian
Guest Editors

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  • ruminant nutrition
  • roughage utilization
  • unconventional feed materials
  • feed efficiency
  • production performance
  • methane emissions
  • feed additive

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