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February 12, 2021 Innovation & Technology

What We’re Reading | Cutting cattle methane emissions through feed studied

BEEF by Willie Vogt

When discussing greenhouse gases, a critical measure is methane. The gas has greater impact than carbon dioxide on climate science, and often livestock are considered the key culprit. A Dutch company may have found the answer for cattle contributions with a feed additive that cuts methane emissions from livestock by as much as 80%.

The product was demonstrated in a large-scale trial in Canada, conducted over two years and involving 15,000 cattle.

But how do you measure methane from 15,000 cattle to know the product works?

Farm Progress connected with Maik Kindermann, inventor and innovation project director, Royal DSM, and Mark van Nieuwland, Royal DSM vice president and director of the Clean Cow project, to dig into the product, measuring methane and what this might mean for beef and dairy operations.

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