Consensus methods for breeding low methane emitting : Breeding ruminants that emit less methane - development of consensus methods for measurements of methane (white paper)

N.K. Pickering, Y. de Haas, J. Basarab, K. Cammack, B. Hayes, R. Hegarty, J. Lassen, J. McEwan, S. Miller, C. Pinares-Patino, G. Shackell, P. Vercoe, Hutton Oddy

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This report was prepared by a working group of the Animal Selection, Genetics and Genomics Network (ASGGN) of the Global Research Alliance for reducing greenhouse gases from agriculture. It is a summary of published and yet to be published work. The purpose is to evaluate methods that are potentially useful for measuring CH4 emissions in individual animals so as to estimate genetic parameters and subsequently screen animals for use in selective breeding programs including its use in the development of genomic selection.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages57
Publication statusPublished - 2013



  • animal breeding
  • selection
  • animal genetics
  • genomics
  • methane
  • sheep
  • cattle
  • agriculture and environment

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