Methane Reduction

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Cutting methane emissions in cattle

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

Adding pods and foliage of locally available legumes to cattle diets, may reduce cattle methane emissions, boost protein digestion and support dry matter intake, say researchers.

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Methane from cow burps could be lowered by a two-front approach

By Jane Byrne

Combing a cow’s own genetics with strategies that target changes in her rumen flora may be able to reduce methane emissions more effectively than by only selecting for low methane-emitting cows, according to a study from Denmark.

Melissa Rebbeck, of the University of Adelaide, is leading research into a new pellet for methane reduction in cattle.

Grape bi-product pellet reduces methane emissions and feed costs

By Lynda Searby

Feeding trials are demonstrating that a pellet developed from grape marc and lucerne ‘offal’ by researchers at the University of Adelaide in Australia, could be an economically viable route to reducing methane emissions in ruminants.