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Initiative 41

Reducing methane emissions through breeding

The most practical ways to permanently reduce methane emissions from ruminants are to breed animals with have lower methane emissions without compromising productivity. This is possible because there is evidence that methane emissions and rumen function are heritable.

What are we doing?

The work in this project will provide the means by which the sheep industry can breed low methane emitting sheep, and participate in the Carbon Farming Initiative if they choose to do so.


August 2016

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