Understanding the genetic relationship between feed efficiency, methane production and reproduction in sheep
This project will fill a significant research gap by seeking to determine the genetic relationship between feed efficiency, methane production and reproduction in sheep. This project uses whole-farm modelling to re-evaluate the scope for sheep selection strategies to reduce methane emissions and improve whole-farm profitability
What are we doing?
This project will develop practical selection indices for sheep producers that will profitably incorporate reducing methane emissions into existing sheep breeding programs.