Research

New Zealand's research into reducing livestock greenhouse gas emissions concentrates on breed low methane animals and feeds, reduce methane via vaccine and using an inhibitor product, reduce nitrous oxide and nitrate leaching on farm, and increase carbon sequestered in soil.

An integrated systems research programme runs alongside the detailed research work to quantify the contribution that farmers already make through their increased efficiencies. 

The NZAGRC also runs a research stream dedicated to assist the Maori pastoral sector to improve its collective capacity to increase resource
efficiency and farm productivity while lowering greenhouse gas emissions.

Click on a research stream to find out more about the research

 Grazing Sheep and Cows  Mitigating Methane Emissions
 Can we decrease N2O emissions by manipulating denitrification?  Mitigating Nitrous Oxide Emissions
 Soil carbon in dairy systems  Understanding Soil Carbon 

 

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