Wednesday, August 24, 2022

Some bulls burp more methane than others

Research in New Zealand reveals that some dairy bulls emit 15 to 20 per cent less methane.

The study involved 281 young bulls fed the same ration.

Richard Spieman, lead scientist for LIC semen company, said the results show promise, but more research is needed to determine whether genetic progress towards less methane can be achieved.

New Zealand dairy farmers are interested because the government offers financial incentives to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.