Facts & Figures

The NZAGRC produces, in collaboration with the PGgRc, a series of factsheets titled: Reducing New Zealand's agricultural greenhouse gases.

This series covers a variety of topics and levels of information - some are specific to technologies and practices currently available (or in development via our research programme), or specific policy information, and others are designed to provide a summary of overview of what New Zealand is doing to reduces its emissions.

Reducing New Zealand's Agricultural Greenhouse Gases: Low Greenhouse Gas Feeds

This publication provides an overview of how various feeds (e.g. grass silage, brassicas, cereal and root crops, maize silage, palm kernel extract) may affect greenhouse gas emissions. It shows what the NZAGRC and PGgRc research programme has investigated so far on methane yields, its broad conclusions, and discussion of current and future research. Finally some specific findings on manipulating certain components of pasture (e.g. sugars, lipids), and further testing on brassica crops, fooder beet, and non-pasture feeds are provided.


pdf P51174_Low_GHG_Feeds_Factsheet_amends-FA-LR.pdf (2.25MB)

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