Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Ruminants

Ruminant livestock generates a significant proportion of anthropogenic GHG emissions, and thereby contribute to Climate Change. Ruminants such as cattle, sheep, goats, and buffalo produce meat and milk through enteric fermentation – a digestive process in which microbes decompose and ferment food in the digestive tract or rumen. This process produces methane which is emitted via belching.

The amount of methane produced is directly related to the type of food consumed and the level of intake, in addition to other factors such as animal size, growth rate, production level, and environmental temperature. The loss of methane from ruminants also represents a loss of dietary energy, so initiatives to reduce emissions also represent an opportunity to improve the efficiency of livestock production.

Portable Gas Analyzer for Greenhouse Gas Measurements

Gasmet portable FTIR analyzers like GT5000 Terra offers a powerful tool for researchers interested in the gases produced by ruminants. True multicomponent capability ensures that all gases of interest can be measured. The analyzers are also designed for field use, enabling on-site measurements with online results in demanding conditions without compromising on the quality of the analysis.


GT5000 Terra – our solution for GHG measurements from ruminants

GT5000 Terra is the worlds smallest portable and splashproof multigas FTIR analyzer. It can measure up to 50 gases simultaneously, making it possible for you to detect the unexpected. Equipped with wireless communication, you can get your GHG measurement results in real-time on your laptop or tablet.

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