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Initiative 14

Investigating livestock feed options to cut methane emissions in southern Australia (B.CCH.6460)

Previous research has indicated that feed supplements and particular pasture forages may reduce the amount of methane produced by grazing livestock. Further research is needed in this area.

Research undertaken by Department of Environment and Primary Industries Victoria

What are we doing?

This project is evaluating the potential of a range of different feed supplements and pasture forages, not used as mainstream feeds by the sheep and dairy industries, to cut methane produced by livestock.  It is also investigating the pre-treatment techniques of cereal-based grains, and their subsequent integration into feeding systems for livestock in southern Australia.


July 2015

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