Methane emissions from midwestern dairy, pig, and turkey production barns

Larry D. Jacobson, B. P. Hetchler, V. J. Johnson, N. Akdeniz, S. L. Noll

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Abstract

The study measured real time methane emissions from commercial dairy, turkey, and pig production barns in the Midwest. When expressed on a gram of CH4 per day per animal unit (AU= 500 kg) or g/d/AU basis, the results from this study compared well with data reported in the literature. A methane emission average of 220 g/d/AU was found for two dairy barns during nearly 6 month of sampling compared to values of 275 to 320 reported in previous work. The limited data for methane emissions collected in a pig barn was equal to a mean of 120 g/d/AU while literature values for a similar type of pig building (slatted floor with manure storage) varied from 70 to 190. Only the turkey CH4 emission data found in this study (average of 40 g/d/AU) did not compare to previous research (no methane emissions in a broiler house with very dry litter conditions).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAir and Waste Management Association - 1st International Greenhouse Gas Measurement Symposium 2009
Pages38-42
Number of pages5
StatePublished - Dec 1 2009
Externally publishedYes
Event1st International Greenhouse Gas Measurement Symposium 2009 - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: Mar 22 2009Mar 25 2009

Publication series

NameAir and Waste Management Association - 1st International Greenhouse Gas Measurement Symposium 2009
Volume182 CP

Other

Other1st International Greenhouse Gas Measurement Symposium 2009
CountryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA
Period3/22/093/25/09

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Engineering
  • Waste Management and Disposal

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