Genetics may be one of the tools Fonterra farmers can tap into to reduce on farm emissions, according to LIC.
“Has anyone considered that if a bull harvests say 10 kilograms of DM a day and puts out less methane while digesting it – ( i.e. it farts and belches a little less than the bull next door),” he asks.
“What happens when he excretes? Does his sh*t emit more methane on the ground than the next door’s bull does?”
Old mate suggests the industry need to ‘get to the bottom of this crap’ and analyse the whole process.
If we don’t, he suggests farming in NZ will become “unprofitable, un-bankable and unsustainable”.
He wonders if we are being fed with a whole lot of “bulls*t” and will find ourselves “soundly in the crap”.