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AUTHOR(S): 

Dana Popa, Razvan Popa, Adrian Bota, Livia Vidu

 

TITLE

Entheric Fermentation and Manure Management Methane Emissions at Sercaia Buffaloes Farm

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KEYWORDS

buffaloes, greenhouse gas emission, entheric fermentation, manure management

ABSTRACT

The paper aimed to present the evolution of green house gases emissions (methane) from entheric fermentation and manure management at Sercaia buffaloes farm (one of few research institute for buffaloes), during the period 2014 -2017. The emissions are based on the data provided by National Reasearch and Development Station for Buffaloes Breeding, Brasov County, Romania. The data have been processed into the following indicators: buffaloes livestock, number of dairy females and youth categories buffaloes as 0-6 months, 6-12 months, 12-18 months, male above 18 months. All categories included in this study were in accordance with IPCC Good Practice Guidance and Uncertainty Management in National Greenhouse Gas Inventories, 2006, chapter 11, Agriculture [1] (following catlle pattern) and parameters used in equations have national values (gross energy intake, digestible energy, Ym, VS, EF). Emissions estimation was made in winter season, because the feed ratio for animals have a higher value than in summer season, which is a grazing period. After all the calculations we see that the methane emission trend from entheric fermentation and manure management were descending, due to the decrease in the number of animals, but in the last period (2016-2017), due to conversion to organic farming.

Cite this paper

Dana Popa, Razvan Popa, Adrian Bota, Livia Vidu. (2017) Entheric Fermentation and Manure Management Methane Emissions at Sercaia Buffaloes Farm. International Journal of Environmental Science, 2, 210-216