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A heritable subset of the core rumen microbiome dictates dairy cow productivity and emissions (2019)
Journal Article
Wallace, R. J., Sasson, G., Garnsworthy, P. C., Tapio, I., Gregson, E., Bani, P., …Mizrahi, I. (2019). A heritable subset of the core rumen microbiome dictates dairy cow productivity and emissions. Science Advances, 5(7), doi:10.1126/sciadv.aav8391

A 1000-cow study across four European countries was undertaken to understand to what extent ruminant microbiomes can be controlled by the host animal and to identify characteristics of the host rumen microbiome axis that determine productivity and me... Read More

Short communication: Heritability of methane production and genetic correlations with milk yield and body weight in Holstein-Friesian dairy cows (2019)
Journal Article
Breider, I., Wall, E., & Garnsworthy, P. (2019). Short communication: Heritability of methane production and genetic correlations with milk yield and body weight in Holstein-Friesian dairy cows. Journal of Dairy Science, 102(8), 7277-7281. doi:10.3168/jds.2018-15909

Greenhouse gases originating from the dairy sector, including methane (CH 4), contribute to global warming. A possible strategy to reduce CH 4 production is to use genetic selection. This requires genetic parameters for CH 4 production and correlatio... Read More