Australia / Climate Change / Livestock / Sheep / Small Ruminants

Burp-less sheep to help tackle climate change

Australian scientists are hoping to breed burp-less sheep in a bid to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

The agriculture sector is the nation’s second biggest source of greenhouse gas emissions behind the energy sector, producing about 16 per cent of Australia’s total emissions.

Two-thirds of that figure is produced by livestock, and 66 per cent of those emissions are released as methane from the guts of grazing livestock such as sheep and cattle.

Read more … (Sunday Mail, Australia)

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