State of Science webinar: Progress towards low methane dairy sires

Published: September 1, 2022

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Details of the NZAGRC State of Science webinar that took place on 22 August 2022. 

With New Zealand sheep breeders now able to measure and rank their animals based on their methane emissions, scientists are investigating whether the same can be achieved for cattle.

In this webinar, Lorna McNaughton from Livestock Improvement Corporation (LIC) provided an update on the progress in developing a breeding programme for low-emitting dairy cattle. The work began in 2021 when LIC and CRV started measuring methane emissions and feed intake in their progeny test bulls. Lorna outlined the three-year programme, including sharing results from the first year. Future research and possible implementation plans were also be discussed.

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Published: September 1, 2022