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Selecting Cows for Low Methane Emissions
The considerable variation in methane emissions from individual cows raises the possibility of selecting cows for low methane emissions, according to scientists at the University of Nottingham in the UK. ...
Fertliser Value Of Dairy Soiled Water
Fertiliser N prices, having decreased in 2009 and 2010, increased again in 2011. Fertiliser accounts for roughly 15-20 per cent of the total variable costs on dairy farms....
New Computer Models Help Concentrated Animal Producers Reduce Odours
Some call it the smell of money, but Teng Teeh Lim thinks that smell does not have to be so bad. The University of Missouri Extension researcher wants to give large, concentrated animal operations an economical way to lessen those troubling smells....
Turning On-Farm Waste Into Energy
Managing manure on a large dairy farm takes serious planning, and Brookside Dairy in Indiana County is adopting new technology that that saves money and protects the environment. ...
Digestive Microbes Could Help Lower Methane Gas From Livestock
The discovery that a bacterial species in the Australian Tammar wallaby gut is responsible for keeping the animal’s methane emissions relatively low suggests a potential new strategy may exist to try to reduce methane emissions from livestock, according...
AD on Farms Could Turn Agriculture Green
Research carried out by the Rural Economy and Land Use Programme has shown that small scale digesters on farms could be profitable for farmers, good for the environment and help the UK meet targets on green energy and greenhouse gas emissions. ...
Adoption of Methane Digesters on Livestock Operations
The extent to which livestock operations in the US can reduce greenhouse gas emissions from manure management depends in part on the number of livestock operations that adopt methane digesters, which in turn depends on digester profitability from energy...
Recycling And Depolluting Phosphorus In Livestock Waste
Phosphorus - an ingredient in agricultural and household products such as fertiliser, detergents, etc - when released in excessive quantities to the environment, contributes to the development of algae and micro-organisms that pollute water, thus impacting...
Reducing Livestock Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Future growth in meat consumption is going to be driven by an expanding population, higher incomes and consumer preferences, writes TheCattleSite senior editor, Chris Harris. ...
Dairy and Livestock Air Emission and Odour Study
A recently completed study by the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection and the Department of Natural Resources has increased the understanding of air emissions and odours on larger-sized livestock farms, and lays the groundwork...
AD - Providing an Income and Answering Environment Problems
For South East England dairy farmer Gwyn Jones, the question of what to do with the manure and slurry from his 750 head herd could have been a problem, writes TheCattleSite senior editor, Chris Harris....
Animal Waste to Energy in Denmark
For the Danish agriculture sector, the production of biogas through anaerobic digestion is more than just a means of producing cheap renewable energy, writes TheCattleSite senior editor, Chris Harris....
Reduce Methane Production And Keep Food Efficiency
Can methane production be reduced without compromising feed efficiency? The Australian Beef CRC investigates....
US Dairy Industry Faces Environmental Challenges
The dairy industry faces increasing environmental challenges particularly with regard to air and water quality. ...
The Impact of US Carbon Tax on Livestock Farmers
Climate change legislation was approved in the U.S. House of Representatives last month and the Senate will consider similar legislation when Members return after Labor Day, writes Stu Ellis, University of Illinois Extension. ...
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