Title of Oral/Poster Presentation

Utilization of Tannin-Containing Forages and Holos Software for Sustainable Beef Production in the Intermountian West

Class

Article

College

College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences

Faculty Mentor

Jennifer Reeve

Presentation Type

Poster Presentation

Abstract

Grass-fed beef production has gained recent popularity with consumers who are concerned with the environmental impact of beef production and animal welfare. However, feedlot-finished beef has been shown to have lower rates of greenhouse gas emissions than pasture-finished beef. Using tannin-containing legume forages may help to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve nitrogen retention in grazed pasture systems. This research aims to understand how tannin-containing forages influence nitrogen mineralization and denitrification processes in the soil, as well as use greenhouse gas modeling software to compare potential emissions from several pasture-finished beef production systems in the intermountain west.

Location

The South Atrium

Start Date

4-12-2018 12:00 PM

End Date

4-12-2018 1:15 PM

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Utilization of Tannin-Containing Forages and Holos Software for Sustainable Beef Production in the Intermountian West

The South Atrium

Grass-fed beef production has gained recent popularity with consumers who are concerned with the environmental impact of beef production and animal welfare. However, feedlot-finished beef has been shown to have lower rates of greenhouse gas emissions than pasture-finished beef. Using tannin-containing legume forages may help to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve nitrogen retention in grazed pasture systems. This research aims to understand how tannin-containing forages influence nitrogen mineralization and denitrification processes in the soil, as well as use greenhouse gas modeling software to compare potential emissions from several pasture-finished beef production systems in the intermountain west.