AB Direct - Steers

Live: ---
Rail: ---

AB Direct - Heifers

Live: ---
Rail: ---

US Trade- Steers

Live: 138.00-140.00 (TX, KN)
Rail: 229.00-232.00 (IA, NE)

US Trade - Heifers

Live: 138.00-140.00 (TX, KN)
Rail: 229.00-232.00 (IA, NE)

Canadian Dollar

$78.15
0.20
February 22, 2021 Innovation & Technology

What We’re Reading | Research shows feed additive cuts methane emissions at commercial feedlots

Canadian Cattlemen by Lisa Guenther

A recent two-year trial examined the effects of 3-NOP, an additive developed by Royal DSM, in the diets of both finishing and backgrounding cattle.

Recent research out of Alberta has confirmed that a novel feed additive cuts methane emissions from feedlot cattle by as much as 80 per cent, depending on the diet.

The beef industry is frequently criticized for its greenhouse gas contributions, particularly methane produced by rumen bacteria as cattle digest feed. But methane produced by cattle is part of a cycle that also sequesters carbon, a much more long-lived greenhouse gas. Any methane reductions in cattle production could help cool the atmosphere, at least in the short term, according to Dr. Frank Mitloehner of University of California, Davis.

Read Full Article

Share this on

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Top Stories

August 12, 2022 Checking in with ABP

Check-off at Work | Until the Cows Come Home: Five Strategies to Stop Sickness Before It Starts This Fall 

August 11, 2022 Inspiration

What We’re Reading | More than 100 farms preparing for kickoff of Alberta Open Farm Days

August 10, 2022 Checking in with ABP

The Young Guns Contest is Back

Cattle Report

Updated: 12/08/2022

Steers

Live: ---
Rail: ---

Heifers

Live: ---
Rail: ---

Choice Steers

Live: 138.00-140.00 (TX, KN)
Rail: 229.00-232.00 (IA, NE)

Choice Heifers

Live: 138.00-140.00 (TX, KN)
Rail: 229.00-232.00 (IA, NE)

Boner Cows

Over 500 lbs: US$ 170.11

Canadian Dollar

$78.15   0.20

Livestock Price Insurance Index

Expiry Fed Feeder Calf
7-Nov 174 226 -
5-Decv 174 222 -
30-Jan 184 226 -
27-Feb 182 226 -
27-Mar 188 230 -
24-Apr 192 230 -
Last Updated on August 11, 2022