Methane Reduction

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The big read: Greening the UK feed industry

By Jane Byrne

We talk to UK feed and ag inputs representatives, AIC, about the trade group's efforts to further the sustainability agenda with its members, who are responsible for some £9bn (US$11.8bn) of farm trade,

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Special Edition: Feed Sustainability

Canola oil, nitrate play role in lowering cattle methane output

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

Supplementing beef cattle diets with nitrate and canola oil lowered methane yield and daily methane production but it does not alter the flow of microbial non-ammonia nitrogen, researchers say.

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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.