Dr. Emma J. McGeough

PhD (University College Dublin, Ireland)

Assistant Professor

Room 232, Animal Science Building
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 2N2 CANADA

Telephone: (204) 474-8056
Facsimile: (204) 474-7628
Email: emma.mcgeough@umanitoba.ca

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Research Interests:

  • Forage-based beef and dairy production
  • Enteric methane emissions from ruminants
  • Life cycle assessment and carbon footprinting of livestock products
  • Environmental and economic sustainability of livestock systems

Recent Papers and Publications:
Book Chapter:

  • K.A. Beauchemin and E.J. McGeough. Life Cycle Assessment in Ruminant Production. In Sustainable Animal Agriculture (Editor: Ermias Kebreab). Pages 212-237. CABI Publishing.

Journal Manuscripts:

  • P. Phelan, A.P. Moloney, E.J. McGeough, J. Humphreys, J. Bertilsson, E.G. O’Riordan and P. O’Kiely. 2014. Forage legumes for grazing and conserving in ruminant production systems. Critical Reviews in Plant Sciences. 34: 1-46
  • S.M. McGinn, K.A. Beauchemin, T. Coates and E.J. McGeough. 2014. Cattle methane emission and pasture carbon dioxide balance of a grazed grassland. Journal of Environmental Quality. 48: 820-828.

  • D. Vyas, E.J.McGeough, S. M. McGinn, T. A. McAllister, and K. A. Beauchemin. 2014. Effect of Propionibacterium spp. on ruminal fermentation, nutrient digestibility, and methane emissions in beef heifers fed a high forage diet. Journal of Animal Science. 92: 2192-2201.

  • D. Vyas, E.J. McGeough, R. Mohammed, S.M. McGinn, T.A. McAllister and K.A. Beauchemin. 2014. Effects of Propionibacterium strains on rum inal fermentation, nutrient digestibility and methane em issions in beef cattle fed a com grain finishing d iet. Published online 08/07/14

  • Y-H. Chung, E.J. McGeough, S. Acharya, T.A. McAllister, S.M. McGinn, O.M. Harstad and K.A. Beauchemin. 2013. Enteric methane emission, diet digestibility, and nitrogen excretion from beef heifers fed sainfoin or alfalfa. Journal of Animal Science. 91: 4861-4874.
  • E.J. Mc Geough, S. Little, H.H. Janzen, T.A. McAllister, S.M. McGinn and K.A. Beauchemin. Life cycle assessment of greenhouse gas emissions from dairy production in Eastern Canada – A case study. 2012. Journal of Dairy Science, 95: 5164-5175.
  • E.J. Mc Geough, P, O’Kiely, M. O’Brien and D.A. Kenny. 2011. An evaluation of the methane output associated with high moisture grains and maize and whole-crop wheat silages using the in vitro rumen total gas production technique. Animal Production Science, 50: 203-212.
  • F.L. Gill, R.J. Dewhurst, R.P. Evershed, E.J. McGeough, P. O’Kiely, R.D. Pancost and I.D. Bull. 2011. Analysis of archaeal ether lipids in bovine faeces. Animal Feed Science and Technology, 166-167: 87-92.
  • E.J. Mc Geough, P. O’Kiely and D.A. Kenny. 2010. A note on the evaluation of the Acid Insoluble Ash technique as a method of determining apparent diet digestibility in beef cattle.Irish Journal of Agriculture and Food Research, 49:159-164.
  • E.J. Mc Geough, P. O'Kiely, K.J. Hart, T.M. Boland, and D.A. Kenny. 2010. Methane emission, feed intake, performance, digestibility and rumen fermentation of finishing beef cattle offered whole-crop wheat silages differing in grain content. Journal of Animal Science, 88: 2703-2716
  • E.J. Mc Geough, P. O’Kiely, T.M. Boland, P.A. Foley, K.J. Hart and D.A. Kenny. 2010. Methane emissions, feed intake and performance of finishing beef cattle offered maize silages harvested at 4 different stages of maturity. Journal of Animal Science, 88:1479-1491.

Manuscripts in preparation:

  • E.J. McGeough, P. Crosson, D.A. Kenny and P. O’Kiely. Greenhouse gas emissions from integrated crop-livestock systems. Target journal: Journal of Animal Science.

Full conference papers/extension articles:

  • Plaizier, J .C., K.H. Om inski and E.J. McGeough. 2014. Optim izing phosphorous utilization by dairy cows. Page 342 in Journal of Animal Science Vol. 92, E-Suppl. 2/Joumal of Dairy Science. Vol. 97, E-Suppl. l
  • Kotz, A.J., S.C. Li, E.J. McGeough, E. Khafipour and J.C. Plaizier. 2014. Diurnal variations in enteric methane em issions from non-lactating dairy cows offered d iets differing in forage to grain ratio. Page 1 1 1 in Journal of Animal Science Vol. 92, E-Su ppl. 2/Journal of Dairy Science. Vol. 97, E­ Suppl. 1
  • K. Beauchemin and E. Mc Geough. 2012. Life cycle assessment – A holistic approach to assessing greenhouse gas emissions from beef and dairy production. Revista Argentina de Producción Animal. Vol. 32: 69-76.
  • E. Mc Geough and K. Beauchemin. 2011. Measuring up. Ontario Milk Producer. Issue 34. Pages 34-37.
  • O’Kiely, P., McGeough, E.J., Navarro-Villa, A., Purcell, P.J., O’Brien, M., Crosson, P., Moloney, A.P., Boland, T.M., Kenny, D.A., Foley, P.A., Hart, K.J., McEvoy, M., O’Donovan, M., Grogan, D. and Lopez, S. (2011). Ruminant enteric methanogenesis on forage-based diets. Presentations by Livestock Research Group members at 6th International Symposium on non-CO2 Greenhouse Gases / Livestock Research Group session. Amsterdam, 2-4 November, 2011. http://www.ncgg.info.
  • E.J. McGeough, S.M. Little, H.H. Janzen, T.A. McAllister, S.M McGinn, and K.A. Beauchemin. 2013. Greenhouse gas emissions from dairying in Eastern Canada – Effects of varying dairy cow replacement rate. 2013 Canadian Society of Animal Science – Canadian Meat Science Association Joint Annual Meeting. June 18th-20th. Banff, Alberta, Canada.
  • D. Vyas, E.J. McGeough, S.M. McGinn, T.A. McAllister, and K.A. Beauchemin. 2013. Methane emissions in response to various Propionibacterium strains in beef heifers fed a high grain diet. 2013 Canadian Society of Animal Science – Canadian Meat Science Association Joint Annual Meeting. June 18th-20th. Banff, Alberta, Canada.
  • D. Vyas, E.J. McGeough, S.M. McGinn, T.A. McAllister, A. H. Smith, and K.A.  Beauchemin. 2013. Methane emissions in response to various Propionibacterium strains in beef heifers fed high forage diet. 2013 Canadian Society of Animal Science – Canadian Meat Science Association Joint Annual Meeting. June 18th-20th. Banff, Alberta, Canada
  • E.J. McGeough, S.M. Little, H.H. Janzen, T.A. McAllister, S.M. McGinn and K.A. Beauchemin. 2012. Life-cycle assessment of greenhouse gas emissions from dairy production in Eastern Canada: A case study. ADSA-AMPA-ASAS-CSAS-WSASAS Joint Annual Meeting. Phoenix, Arizona, USA. J. Anim. Sci. Vol. 90, Suppl. 3/J. Dairy Sci. Vol. 95, Suppl. 2page 708.
  • E. J. McGeough, Y-H. Chung, K. A. Beauchemin, S. M. McGinn and T. A. McAllister. 2012. Methane emissions and diet digestibility for sheep offered diets varying in fat content and forage quality. ADSA-AMPA-ASAS-CSAS-WSASAS Joint Annual Meeting. Phoenix, Arizona, USA. J. Anim. Sci. Vol. 90, Suppl. 3/J. Dairy Sci. Vol. 95, Suppl. 2, page 129.
  • E.J. McGeough, D.A. Kenny and P. O’Kiely. 2012. Evaluation of the acid insoluble ash technique as a method of determining apparent diet digestibility in beef cattle. ADSA-AMPA-ASAS-CSAS-WSASAS Joint Annual Meeting. Phoenix, Arizona, USA. J. Anim. Sci. Vol. 90, Suppl. 3/J. Dairy Sci. Vol. 95, Suppl. 2, page 98.
  • E.J. McGeough, S.M. Little, H.H. Janzen, T.A. McAllister, S.M. McGinn and K.A. Beauchemin. 2012. The carbon footprint of dairying in Eastern Canada: A case study. 30th Western Canadian Dairy Seminar, Red Deer, Alberta, Canada, page 410.
  • E.J. McGeough, D.A. Kenny, M. O’Brien and P. O’Kiely. 2011. In vitro total gas and methane output of high moisture wheat and barley grains as affected by stages of ripeness harvest and urea treatment Proceedings of the 8th International Symposium on the Nutrition of Herbivores [Advances in Biosciences, Vol. 2, Part 2, Sept 2011], Aberystwyth, Wales, UK. 6-9 September 2011, p556.
  • E.J. McGeough, D.A. Kenny, M. O’Brien and P. O’Kiely. 2011. In vitro methane and total gas production as influenced by whole-crop wheat silage grain to straw ratio and level of inclusion of whole-crop wheat silage in grass silage based diets. Proceedings of the 8th International Symposium on the Nutrition of Herbivores [Advances in Biosciences, Vol. 2, Part 2, Sept 2011], Aberystwyth, Wales, UK. 6-9 September 2011. p557.
  • E.J. McGeough, D.A. Kenny, M. O’Brien and P. O’Kiely. 2010. Methane output of various ensiled feeds determined using the in vitro total gas production technique. 4th International Greenhouse Gases from Animal Agriculture Conference, Banff, Canada, page 135.
  • E.J. Mc Geough, P. Crosson, D.A. Kenny and P. O’Kiely. 2010. Greenhouse gas emissions from integrated crop-beef finishing systems. 4th International Greenhouse Gases from Animal Agriculture Conference, Banff, Canada, page 203.
  • F.L. Gill, R.J. Dewhurst, E.J. Mc Geough, P. O’Kiely, R.D. Pancost and I.D. Bull. 2010. Analysis of archaeal ether lipids in bovine faeces. 4th International Greenhouse Gases from Animal Agriculture Conference, Banff, Canada, page 170.
  • E.J. Mc Geough, D.A. Kenny, P. Crosson, M. O’Brien, T.M. Boland and P. O’Kiely. 2010. Methane emissions from finishing beef cattle offered ensiled forages. Teagasc Climate for Change Conference, Dublin, Ireland, page 77.
  • E.J. Mc Geough, D.A. Kenny, T.M. Boland and P. O’Kiely. 2009. Methane emissions from finishing beef cattle offered alternative forages. Walsh Fellow Seminar, Dublin, Ireland, page 67.
  • E.J. Mc Geough, M. O’Brien, D.A. Kenny and P. O’Kiely. 2009. In vitro methane and total gas production as influenced by maize harvest date and level of inclusion of maize silage in grass silage based diets. British Grassland Society, 9th Research Conference, Harper Adams University College, Shropshire, UK, page 61.
  • E.J. Mc Geough, P. O'Kiely, and D.A. Kenny. 2009. Feed intake and performance of finishing beef steers offered whole-crop wheat silages differing in grain to straw ratio. XVth International Silage Conference. Madison, Wisconsin, USA, page 421.
  • E.J. Mc Geough, P. O’Kiely, T.M. Boland, P.A. Foley, K.J. Hart and D.A. Kenny. 2009. Methane emissions from finishing beef cattle offered maize silages harvested at four different stages of maturity. ADSA-CSAS-ASAS Joint Annual Meeting, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, page 146.
  • E.J. Mc Geough, P. O'Kiely, K.J. Hart, T.M. Boland, and D.A. Kenny. 2009. Methane emissions of finishing beef cattle offered whole-crop wheat silage differing in grain to straw ratio. Agricultural Research Forum. Teagasc, Tullamore, Ireland, page 2.
  • E.J. Mc Geough, P. O’Kiely, T.M. Boland, P.A. Foley, K.J. Hart and D.A. Kenny. 2008. Intake, performance and methane emissions of finishing beef cattle offered maize silages harvested at different stages of maturity. Agricultural Research Forum. Teagasc, Tullamore, Ireland, page 28.

Teaching course:

ANSC/PLNT 4410 Grassland Agriculture: Plant, Animal and Environment (Co-taught)

Co-teach ANSC 7140  Animal Science Seminar