Reducing Methane Gas Emissions in Cattle

 
  From the July 24, 2017 Issue of Agri-News
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 The Government of Canada has announced a $1.1 million investment with the University of Lethbridge to study ways to reduce methane gas emissions in cattle.

This project with the University of Lethbridge is one of 20 new research projects supported by the $27 million Agricultural Greenhouse Gases Program (AGGP), a partnership with universities and conservation groups across Canada. The program supports research into greenhouse gas mitigation practices and technologies that can be adopted on the farm.

The study, led by the University of Lethbridge, will investigate whether the use of biochar, a feed supplement, in beef cattle diets improves the efficiency of digestion and reduces the amount of methane gas produced.

The AGGP is a $27-million initiative intended to help the agricultural sector adjust to climate change and improve soil and water conservation.

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