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Initiative 23

Analysing livestock microbes to cut methane emissions (B.CCH.6610)

Scientists have identified the key microbes in the stomachs of livestock that are responsible for producing methane, however how these microbes function is poorly understood.

Research undertaken by CSIRO

What are we doing?

This project aims to increase the understanding of the microbial populations in the stomachs of livestock using data produced in Australia and abroad. It is hoped the project will lead to the breeding of low methane animals.


July 2015

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