RUMINANT

RUMINANT is an IPCC tier 3 digestion and metabolism model for ruminants. The model estimates production of milk and meat, manure production, N excretion, and methane emissions from feed using stoichiometric calculations. A detailed description is provided in Herrero et al. 2013.

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Contributing organisations International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)
Contact person Jens Heinke
Alternate contact Carlos Quiros
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Tool manual/User guide Herrero, M.; Havlik, P.; Valin, H.; Notenbaert, A.; Rufino, M. C.; Thornton, P. K.; Blummel, M.; Weiss, F.; Grace, D.; Obersteiner, M.; 2013: Biomass use, production, feed efficiencies, and greenhouse gas emissions from global livestock systems. PNAS, vol. 110, no. 52, 20888-20893, doi:10.1073/pnas.1308149110
Citation Herrero, M.; Havlik, P.; Valin, H.; Notenbaert, A.; Rufino, M. C.; Thornton, P. K.; Blummel, M.; Weiss, F.; Grace, D.; Obersteiner, M.; 2013: Biomass use, production, feed efficiencies, and greenhouse gas emissions from global livestock systems. PNAS, vol. 110, no. 52, 20888-20893, doi:10.1073/pnas.1308149110