Guidelines for use of sulphur hexafluoride (SF6) tracer technique to measure enteric methane emissions from ruminants

Sadie S

This report presents detailed technical guidelines on using the SF6 tracer method for measuring enteric methane emissions. The report covers the pre-experimental planning requirements, permeation tubes, sampling systems, special considerations for ruminally-cannulated animals, sampling background air, sample analysis, animal measurement, methane emissions rates, data quality and data control, and SF6 reporting.

Berndt A, Boland TM, Deighton MH, Gere JI, Grainger C, et al.


New Zealand Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Research Centre: New Zealand

Lambert MG, [ed.]