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Improving greenhouse gas emissions intensities of subtropical and tropical beef farming systems using Leucaena leucocephala

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Harrison, MT and McSweeney, C and Tomkins, N, Improving greenhouse gas emissions intensities of subtropical and tropical beef farming systems using Leucaena leucocephala, Meat and Livestock Australia, Australia (2014) [Contract Report]

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Abstract

A scenario allowing animals pastured on Rhodes grass to be supplemented with urea was examined to compare the leucaena ‘early finishing’ enterprise with a similar enterprise utilising a C4 grass system with higher nitrogen supply. The aim of this simulation was primarily to compare the effects of nitrogen supplementation on the whole farm GHG emissions profile, but also to assess the potential economic impacts of supplementing cattle with urea.

Item Details

Item Type:Contract Report
Keywords:Leucaena, beef, grazing, greenhouse gas emissions, QLD
Research Division:Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences
Research Group:Agriculture, Land and Farm Management
Research Field:Agricultural Production Systems Simulation
Objective Division:Animal Production and Animal Primary Products
Objective Group:Environmentally Sustainable Animal Production
Objective Field:Management of Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Animal Production
Author:Harrison, MT (Dr Matthew Harrison)
ID Code:100624
Year Published:2014
Deposited By:Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture
Deposited On:2015-05-22
Last Modified:2015-05-26
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