Methane publications

Methane publications

A bibliographic survey of research publications produced by PICCC's enteric methane projects.

Refereed journal articles 

2016

Charmley E, Williams SRO, Moate PJ, Hegarty RS, Herd RM, Oddy VH, Reyenga P, Staunton KM, Anderson A, Hannah MC (2016). A universal equation to predict methane production of forage-fed cattle in Australia. Animal Production Science, 56, 169–180, http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/AN15365.

Durmic Z, Moate PJ, Jacobs JL, Vadhanabhuti J Vercoe PE (2016). In vitro fermentability and methane production of some alternative forages in Australia. Animal Production Science, 56, 641–645, http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/AN15486.

Hannah MC, Moate PJ, Alvarez Hess PS, Russo VM, Jacobs JL, Eckard RJ (2016). Mathematical formulae for accurate estimation of in vitro CH4 production from vented bottles. Animal Production Science, 56, 244–251, http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/AN15577.

Williams SRO, Moate PJ, Deighton MH, Hannah MC, Wales WJ, Jacobs JL (2016). Milk production and composition, and methane emissions from dairy cows fed lucerne hay with forage brassica or chicory. Animal Production Science, 56, 304–311, http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/AN15528.

2015

Moate P, Deighton M, Williams SRO, Pryce JE, Hayes BJ, Jacobs JL, Eckard RJ, Hannah MC, Wales WJ (2015). Reducing the carbon footprint of Australian milk production by mitigation of enteric methane emissions. Animal Production Science (in press), DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/AN15222.

2014

Aprianita A, Donkor ON, Moate PJ, Williams SRO, Auldist MJ, Greenwood JS, Hannah MC, Wales WJ, Vasiljevic T (2014). Effects of dietary cottonseed oil and tannin supplements on protein and fatty acid composition of bovine milk. Journal of Dairy Research, 81, 183-193, DOI: 10.1017/S0022029914000065.

Beecher M, Buckley F, Waters SM, Boland TM, Enriquez-Hidalgo D, Deighton MH, O’Donovan M, Lewis E (2014). Gastrointestinal tract size, total-tract digestibility, and rumen microflora in different dairy cows genotypes. Journal of Dairy Science, 97, 3906 – 3917, DOI: 10.3168/jds.2013-7708.

Berndt A, Boland TM, Deighton MH, Gere JI, Grainger C, Hegarty RS, Iwaasa AD, Koolaard JP, Lassey KR, Luo D, Martin RJ, Martin C, Moate PJ, Molano G, Pinares-Patiño C, Ribaux BE, Swainson NM, Waghorn GC, Williams SRO (2014). Guidelines for use of sulphur hexafluoride (SF6) tracer technique to measure enteric methane emissions from ruminants. 166 pp. MG Lambert, ed. New Zealand Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Research Centre, New Zealand. 

Deighton MH, Williams SRO, Hannah MC, Eckard RJ, Boland TM, Wales WJ, Moate PJ (2014). A modified sulphur hexafluoride tracer technique enables accurate determination of enteric methane emissions from ruminants. Animal Feed Science and Technology 197, 47-63, doi:10.1016/j.anifeedsci.2014.08.003.

Deighton MH, Williams SRO, Lassey KR, Hannah MC, Boland TM, Eckard RJ, Moate PJ (2014). Temperature, but not submersion or orientation, influences the rate of sulphur hexafluoride release from permeation tubes used for estimation of ruminant methane emissions. Animal Feed Science and Technology 194, 71-80, DOI: 10.1016/j.anifeedsci.2014.05.006.

Durmic Z, Moate PJ, Eckard R, Revell DK, Williams SRO, Vercoe PE (2013). In vitro screening of selected feed additives, plant essential oils and plant extracts for rumen methane mitigation. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture 94, 1191-6, DOI: 10.1002/jsfa.6396.

Enriquez-Hidalgo D, Gilliland T, Deighton MH, O’Donovan M, Hennessy D (2014). Milk production and enteric methane emissions by dairy cows grazing fertilized perennial ryegrass pasture with or without inclusion of white clover. Journal of Dairy Science 97, 1400-1412, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3168/jds.2013-7034.

Moate PJ, Deighton MH, Ribaux BE, Hannah MC, Wales WJ, Williams SRO (2014). Michaelis-Menten kinetics predict the rate of SF6 release from permeation tubes used to estimate methane emissions from ruminants. Animal Feed Science and Technology, 200, 47-56, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.anifeedsci.2014.12.001.

Moate PJ, Williams SRO, Torok VA, Hannah MC, Ribaux BE, Tavendale MH, Eckard RJ, Jacobs JL, Auldist MJ, Wales WJ (2014). Grape marc reduces methane emissions when fed to dairy cows. Journal of Dairy Science 97, 5073-5087, DOI: 10.3168/jds.2013-7588.

Reis LG, Chaves AV, Williams SRO, Moate PJ (2014). Comparison of enantiomers of organic acids for their effects on methane production in vitro. Animal Production Science, 54, 1345-1349, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/AN14199.

Torok VA, Percy NJ, Moate PJ, Ophel-Keller K (2014). Influence of dietary docosahexaenoic acid supplementation on the overall rumen microbiota of dairy cows and linkages with production parameters. Canadian Journal of Microbiology 60, 267-275, DOI: 10.1139/cjm-2013-0805.

Williams SRO, Fisher PD, Berrisford T, Moate PJ, Reynard K (2014). Reducing methane on-farm by feeding diets high in fat may not always reduce life cycle greenhouse gas emissions. International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment 19, 69-78, DOI: 10.1007/s11367-013-0619-8.

Williams SRO, Moate PJ, Deighton MH, Wales WJ (2014). Methane emissions of dairy cows cannot be predicted by the concentrations of C8:0 and total C18 fatty acids in milk. Animal Production Science, 54, 1757-1761, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/AN14292

2013

Deighton MH, O’Loughlin BM, Williams SRO, Moate PJ, Kennedy E, Boland TM, Eckard RJ (2013). Declining sulphur hexafluoride permeability of polytetrafluoroethylene membranes causes overestimation of calculated ruminant methane emissions using the tracer technique. Animal Feed Science and Technology 183, 86-95. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.anifeedsci.2013.04.021

Fitzsimons C, Kenny DA, Deighton MH, Fahey AG, McGee M (2013). Methane emissions, body composition traits, and rumen fermentation variables of beef heifers differing in phenotypic residual feed intake 91, 5789-800. doi: 10.2527/jas.2013-6956.

Meale SJ, Chaves AV, Hannah AV, Williams SRO, Hume DE, Mace DE, Moate PJ (2013). Comparison of wild type, AR1 and AR37 endophyte infected perennial ryegrass on in vitro methanogenesis. Animal Feed Science and Technology 180, 10-17. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.anifeedsci.2012.12.003.

Moate PJ, Williams SRO, Hannah M, Eckard RJ, Auldist M, Ribaux B, Jacobs J, Wales W (2013). Influence of dietary docosahexanoic acid supplementation on feed intake, milk production and methane emissions of dairy cows. Journal of Dairy Science 96, 3177-3188. doi:10.3168/jds.2012-6168.

Moate PJ, Williams SRO, Torok VA, Hannah MC, Eckard RJ, Auldist MJ, Ribaux BE, Jacobs JL, Wales WJ (2013). Effects of feeding algal meal high in docosahexanoic acid on feed intake milk production and methane emissions in dairy cows. Journal of Dairy Science 96, 3177-3188, DOI: 10.3168/jds.2012-6168.

Ross EM, Moate PJ, Marett L, Cocks BG, Hayes BJ (2013). Investigating the effect of two methane-mitigating diets on the rumen microbiome using massively parallel sequencing. Journal of Dairy Science 96, 6030-6046, http://dx.doi.org/10.3168/jds.2013-6766.

Ross EM, Moate PJ, Marrett L, Cocks BG, Hayes BJ (2013). Metagenomic predictions: From microbiome to complex health and environmental phenotypes in humans and cattle. PLoS ONE 8, e73056, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0073056.

Ross EM, Petrovski S, Moate PJ, Hayes BJ (2013). Metagenomics of rumen bacteriophage from thirteen lactating dairy cows. BMC Microbiology 13, 242, DOI:10.1186/1471-2180-13-242.

Williams SRO, Clarke T, Hannah MC, Marrett LC, Moate PJ, Auldist MJ, Wales WJ (2013). Energy partitioning in herbage-fed dairy cows offered supplementary grain during an extended lactation. Journal of Dairy Science 96, 484-494. doi: 10.3168/jds.2012-5787.

Williams SRO, Fisher PD, Berrisford T, Moate PJ, Reynard K (2013). Reducing methane on-farm by feeding diets high in fat may not always reduce life cycle greenhouse gas emissions. The International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11367-013-0619-8.

2012

Ross EM, Moate PJ, Bath CR, Davidson S, Sawbridge TI, Guthridge KM, Cocks BG, Hayes BJ (2012). High throughput whole rumen metagenome profiling using untargeted massively parallel sequencing. BMC Genetics 13: 53-66. doi:10.1186/1471-2156-13-53.

2011

McGinn SM, Turner DA, Tomkins N, Charmley E, Bishop-Hurley G, Chen D (2011). Methane emissions from grazing cattle using point-source dispersion. Journal of Environmental Quality. 40 (1), 22-27. doi: 10.2134/jeq2010.0239.

Moate PJ, Williams SRO, Grainger C, Hannah MC, Ponnampalam EN, Eckard RJ (2011). Influence of cold-pressed canola, brewers grains and hominy meal as dietary supplements suitable for reducing enteric methane emissions from lactating dairy cows. Animal Feed Science and Technology 166-167, 254-264. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.anifeedsci.2011.04.069

Williams SRO, Moate PJ, Hannah MC, Ribaux BE, Wales WJ, Eckard RJ (2011). Background matters with the SF6 tracer method for estimating enteric methane emissions from dairy cows: A critical evaluation of the SF6 procedure 170 (2011) 265– 276. doi:10.1016/j.anifeedsci.2011.08.013

2010

Eckard RJ, Grainger C, de Klein CAM (2010). Options for the abatement of methane and nitrous oxide from ruminant production: A review. Livestock Science. 130, 47–56. doi:10.1016/j.livsci.2010.02.010

Grainger C, Williams R, Clarke T, Wright AD, Eckard RJ (2010). Supplementation with whole cottonseed causes long-term reduction of methane emissions from lactating dairy cows offered a forage and cereal grain diet. Journal of Dairy Science 93, 2612-2619. doi: 10.3168/jds.2009-2888

Grainger C, Williams R, Eckard RJ, Hannah MC (2010). A high dose of monensin does not reduce methane emissions of dairy cows offered pasture supplemented with grain. Journal of Dairy Science 93, 5300-5308. doi: 10.3168/jds.2010-3154

McGinn SM, Flesch TK, Chen D, Crenna B, Denmead OT, Naylor T, Rowell DM (2010). Coarse particulate matter emissions from cattle feedlots in Australia. Journal of Environmental Quality. 39 (3), 791-798. doi: 10.2134/jeq2009.0240

Pre-2010

Grainger C, Auldist MJ, Clarke T, Beauchemin KA, McGinn SM, Hannah MC, Eckard RJ, Lowe LB (2008). Use of monensin controlled-release capsules to reduce methane emissions and improve milk production of dairy cows offered pasture supplemented with grain. Journal of Dairy Science 91, 1159-1165. doi:10.3168/jds.2007-0319

Grainger C, Clarke T, Auldist MJ, Beauchemin KA, McGinn SM, Waghorn GC, Eckard RJ (2009). Potential use of Acacia mearnsii condensed tannins to reduce methane emissions and nitrogen excretion from grazing dairy cows. Canadian Journal of Animal Science 89 (2), 241-251. doi:10.4141/CJAS08110

Grainger C, Clarke T, Beauchemin KA, McGinn SM, Eckard RJ (2008). Supplementation with whole cottonseed reduces methane emissions and can profitably increase milk production of dairy cows offered a forage and cereal grain diet. Australian Journal of Experimental Agriculture 48 (2), 73-76. doi:10.1071/EA07224

Grainger C, Clarke T, Eckard RJ (2008). Effect of whole cottonseed supplementation on energy and nitrogen partitioning and rumen function in dairy cattle on a forage and cereal grain diet. Australian Journal of Experimental Agriculture 48, 860-865. doi: 10.1071/EA07400

Grainger C, Clark T, McGinn SM, Auldist MJ, Beauchemin KA, Hannah MC, Waghorn GC, Clark H, Eckard RJ (2007). Methane emissions from dairy cows measured using the sulfur hexafluoride (SF6) tracer and chamber techniques. Journal of Dairy Science 90, 2755–2766. doi:10.3168/jds.2006-697

Conference proceedings

2014

Moate PJ, Williams SRO, Deighton MH, Wales WJ, Jacobs JL (2014). Effects of white and red grape marcs on milk production and methane emissions from dairy cows. Proceedings of the 6th Australasian Dairy Science Symposium Nov. 19-21, Hamilton, New Zealand. 

Moate PJ, Williams SRO, Deighton MH, Wales WJ, Jacobs JL (2014). Feeding wheat to cows on a basal diet of pasture increases milk solids production and reduces methane emissions. Proceedings of the 6th Australasian Dairy Science Symposium Nov. 19-21, Hamilton, New Zealand. 

Williams SRO, Deighton MH, Jacobs JL, Wales WJ, Moate PJ (2014). Almond hulls and citrus pulp can be used as an alternative source of fibre for dairy cows but neither has any methane mitigation potential. Proceedings of the 6th Australasian Dairy Science Symposium Nov. 19-21, Hamilton, New Zealand.

2013

Bell M, Garnsworthy P, Craigon J, Eckard RJ. Moate PJ (2013). Modelling the effect of diet chemical composition on enteric methane emissions. Proceedings of the 2013 International Greenhouse Gas and Animal Agriculture Conference, 23-26 June 2013, Dublin, Ireland.

Deighton MH, Williams SRO, Eckard RJ, Boland TM, Moate PJ (2013). High concordance of CH4 emissions is possible between the SF6 tracer and respiration chamber techniques. Proceedings of the 2013 International Greenhouse Gas and Animal Agriculture Conference, 23-26 June 2013, Dublin, Ireland.

Deighton MH, Williams SRO, Lassey KR, Eckard RJ, Boland TM, Moate PJ (2013). Effect of temperature on the rate of sulphur hexafluoride release from permeation-tubes. Proceedings of the 2013 International Greenhouse Gas and Animal Agriculture Conference, 23-26 June 2013, Dublin, Ireland.

Deighton MH, Williams SRO, Lassey KR, Eckard RJ, Boland TM, Moate PJ (2013). Release rate of sulphur hexafluoride from permeation-tubes is not affected by submersion in water. Proceedings of the 2013 International Greenhouse Gas and Animal Agriculture Conference, 23-26 June 2013, Dublin, Ireland.

Kelleher MM, Lewis E, Berry DP, Deighton MH, Buckley F (2013). Genetic parameters for methane emissions in grazing dairy cows. Proceedings of the 2013 International Greenhouse Gas and Animal Agriculture Conference, 23-26 June 2013, Dublin, Ireland.

Ludeman C, Smith K, Cullen B, Eckard R (2013). Potential effects of time of cutting and plant genotypes on gas production from fermentation of perennial ryegrass (Lolium perenne) using dairy cow rumen fluid. Proceedings of the 2013 International Greenhouse Gas and Animal Agriculture Conference, 23-26 June 2013, Dublin, Ireland.

Moate PJ, Meale SJ, Williams SRO, Ribaux BE, Chaves AV (2013). Comparison of enantiomers of organic acids for their effects on methane production in vitro. Proceedings of the 2013 International Greenhouse Gas and Animal Agriculture Conference, 23-26 June 2013, Dublin, Ireland.

Moate PJ, Williams SRO, Deighton MH, Hannah MC (2013). Rate of release of SF6 from permeation tubes is described by Michaelis-Menten kinetics. Proceedings of the 2013 International Greenhouse Gas and Animal Agriculture Conference, 23-26 June 2013, Dublin, Ireland.

Moate PJ, Williams SRO, Deighton MH, Jacobs JL, Wales WJ (2013). Influence of rumen cannulation on feed intake, milk production, enteric methane production and composition of rumen headspace gas. Proceedings of the 2013 International Greenhouse Gas and Animal Agriculture Conference, 23-26 June 2013, Dublin, Ireland.

Ross EM, Moate PJ, Marett L, Cocks BG, Hayes BJ (2013). Using rumen microbiome profiles to predict enteric methane production. Plant and Genome Conference XXI, 12-16 January 2013, San Diego, USA.

Vanlierde A, Dehareng F, Froidmont E, Gengler N, Soyeurt H, Kandel PB, McParland S, Lewis E, Deighton MH, Dardenne P (2013). Improvement of a method to predict individual enteric methane emission of cows from milk MIR spectra. Submitted for presentation at the 64th Annual Meeting of the European Federation of Animal Science, 26-30 August 2013, Nates, France.

Vanlierde A, Dehareng F, Froidmont E, Dardenne P, Kandel PB, Gengler N, Lewis E, Buckley F, Deighton MH, McParland S, Berry D, Soyeurt H (2013). Prediction of individual enteric methane emission of dairy cows from milk mid-infrared spectra. Proceedings of the 2013 International Greenhouse Gas and Animal Agriculture Conference, 23-26 June 2013, Dublin, Ireland.

Williams SRO, Moate PJ, Hannah MC, Deighton MH, Auldist MJ (2013). Milk fatty acids can assist in the prediction of methane from dairy cows fed a range of diets. Proceedings of the 2013 International Greenhouse Gas and Animal Agriculture Conference, 23-26 June 2013, Dublin, Ireland.

2012

Deighton MH, Williams SRO, Eckard RJ, Ribaux B, Moate PJ (2012). A high concordance is possible between methane emissions from individual dairy cows measured by the SF6 tracer and respiration chamber techniques. Proceedings of the 5th Australasian Dairy Science Symposium, 13-15 November 2012, Melbourne, Australia. Pages 448-449. View proceedings.

McNeill DM, Anderson ST, Quigley SP, Kidd LJ, Gout CR, Moate PJ, Poppi DP (2012). Can long-term differences in phosphorus nutrition affect glucose homeostasis in growing steers? Proceedings of The Australian Society of Animal Production.

Moate PJ, Deighton MH, Hannah MC, Williams SRO (2012). Intake effects on methane emissions from dairy cows. Proceedings of the CCRSPI Conference, 27-29 November 2012, Melbourne, Australia.

Moate PJ, Williams SRO, Deighton, MH, Hayes B, Jacobs J (2012). Residual methane production, a metric for finding low methane emitting ruminants. Proceedings of the 33rd Conference of the International Society of Animal Genetics, 15-20 July 2012, Cairns, Australia. Abstract #54952 - view conference abstracts.

Moate PJ, Williams SRO, Ribaux BE, Wales WJ (2012). Feeding grape marc to dairy cows suppresses methane emissions. Proceedings of the 5th Australasian Dairy Science Symposium, 13-15 November 2012, Melbourne, Australia. Pages 454-455. View proceedings.

Moate PJ, Williams SRO, Deighton MH, Wales WJ (2012). A comparison between wheat or maize grain fed as a high proportion of the diet on milk production and methane emissions from dairy cows. Proceedings of the 5th Australasian Dairy Science Symposium, 13-15 November 2012, Melbourne, Australia. Pages 452-453. View proceedings.

Ross EM, Moate PJ, Hayes BJ (2012). Toward using rumen metagenomic profiles to predict methane emissions from dairy cows. Proceedings of the 5th Australasian Dairy Science Symposium, 13-15 November 2012, Melbourne, Australia. Pages 34-36. View proceedings.

Williams SRO, Moate PJ, Hannah MC, Auldist MJ, Deighton MH, Eckard RJ (2012). Methane emissions from dairy cows are poorly predicted by concentration of milk fatty-acids. Proceedings of the CCRSPI Conference, 27-29 November 2012, Melbourne, Australia.

Williams SRO, Moate PJ, Deighton MH, Wales WJ (2012). Comparison of ruminal pH of dairy cows consuming wheat-grain or maize-grain based diets. Proceedings of the 5th Australasian Dairy Science Symposium, 13-15 November 2012, Melbourne, Australia. Pages 461-462. View proceedings.

Williams SRO, Moate PJ, Deighton MH, Ribaux BE, Rabl K (2012). Calibration of somatic-cell counting machines is vital for the Australian dairy industry. Proceedings of the 5th Australasian Dairy Science Symposium, 13-15 November 2012, Melbourne, Australia. Pages 47- 48. View proceedings.

Pre-2012

Clark H, Eckard R (2010). Mitigating methane in a systems context. Meeting the Challenges for Pasture-Based Dairying, Australasian Dairy Science Symposium 2010, Christchurch, New Zealand, August 2010. View paper.

Moate PJ, Williams SRO, Grainger C, Hannah MC, Eckard RJ (2011). By-products fed to cows reduce methane emissions. Proceedings of the CCRSPI conference, Melbourne, 15-17 February 2011. p 43.

Moate PJ, Williams SRO, Hannah MC, Eckard RJ, Jacobs J (2011). Methane emissions unaffected when DHA fed to cows. Proceedings of the CCRSPI conference, Melbourne, 15-17 February 2011. p 41.