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Review Article

The Benefits of Supplementary Fat in Feed Rations for Ruminants with Particular Focus on Reducing Levels of Methane Production

Table 1

Yearly production of methane from livestock in Denmark.

SourceLivestock category1000 tons methane/year

Digestive systemDairy cows72
Cattle114
Small ruminants1,4
Horses3,7
Swine14
Total livestock133

Livestock wasteCattle12
Swine33
Other livestock2
Total livestock47

In total, livestock produce 133 × 1000 tons of methane (CH4) every year. Cattle represent 86% of this production, and small ruminants represent just 1%. Source: [3].

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