Clearing the air: methane and milk

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A great virtue of dairy cattle is their ability to convert human inedible, fibre-rich feedstuffs into high quality milk for humans. However, you don’t get something for nothing. During the process of feed digestion, cows produce methane, a potent greenhouse gas that contributes to global climate change. Methane emission intensities (i.e. emissions per unit milk) vary greatly. Adoption of proper practices and technologies can result in significant reductions in methane emissions. High quality roughage is the key to reducing methane emission intensity while maintaining the role of cattle in global food security.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherWageningen UR
Media of outputOnline
Size11:18 min.
Publication statusPublished - 17 Dec 2015
EventTwitter Masterclass Wageningen Guide to Climate Smart Future - Wageningen, Netherlands
Duration: 27 Nov 201527 Nov 2015


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