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Initiative 7

Measuring methane emissions from grazing sheep and cattle (B.CCH.6230)

Precisely measuring methane emitted by cattle and sheep grazing in the paddock will help scientists in their research to reduce methane produced by cattle and sheep. It will also help verify mitigation claims under the Australian Government’s Carbon Farming Initiative.

Research undertaken by University of New England

What are we doing?

This project aims to evaluate and enhance the capability of GreenFeed Emission Monitoring (GEM) units to measure daily methane emissions of grazing sheep and cattle. The goal is to develop GEM units that deliver a recognised means of measuring emissions from grazing sheep and cattle.

Timing:

July 2015

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