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Initiative 21

Understanding micro-organisms in livestock (B.CCH.6620)

By unlocking the secrets of how micro-organisms work in the stomachs of livestock there is potential to reduce methane emissions from sheep and cattle.

Research undertaken by CSIRO

What are we doing?

This project is using state-of-the-art software to study data previously collected on micro-organisms in the stomachs of sheep and cattle. Scientists will study the organisms associated with “low” and “high” methane emissions with a view to identifying critical control points to reduce livestock methane emissions.

Timing:

July 2015

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