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CSIRO research to reduce methane emissions from livestock

Australia’s CSIRO is undertaking an extensive research program focused on developing practical solutions for significantly reducing methane emissions from livestock such as sheep and cattle.

Incorporating research at the cellular, animal, and landscape levels, it is working on three related projects:

  1. Microbiological research to understand methane production in the rumen and to develop biological methods for reducing this methane production.
  2. Systems-based research to understand management and dietary factors that affect methane emissions from cattle in northern Australia.
  3. Investigation of plant foods (forage) that may reduce methane production in ruminants and the potential incorporation of these plants into Australian livestock production systems.

Read more … (CSIRO)

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