Webcast covers feed strategies to curb air emissions

January 11, 2009 06:00 PM

To hear the latest information on feeding strategies to reduce animal manure air emissions, then participate in a free webcast on the subject Jan. 16. The webcast is produced by the Livestock and Poultry Environmental Learning Center of eXtension. eXtension is an educational partnership comprised of landgrant universities across the country.

Four researchers will discuss economic and research data from field trials and the implications for different feeding strategies to reduce animal manure air emissions as part of the webcast. Speakers will include:

* Andy Cole, U.S. Department of Agriculture Agriculture Research Service scientist at Bushland, Texas. Cole researches the effects of diet and management on nutrient excretion, ammonia emissions and methane emissions of finishing beef cattle.

* Mark Hannigan, Virginia Tech University dairy science associate professor. Hannigan  focuses on regulating energy and nitrogen metabolism in ruminant animals and reducing ammonia emissions from manure through reduced urinary nitrogen output.

* Alex Hristov, Pennsylvania State University. Hristov researches improved efficiency of nitrogen use in dairy cows.

* Scott Carter, Oklahoma State University, conducts research about swine nutrition.

The session begins at 2:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time and 1:30 p.m. Central Standard Time. The webcast "meeting room” opens 15 minutes before the start time. Participants can click here to view.

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