Displaying items by tag: methane

A pilot trial has begun, seeking to understand a possible link between the methane cows produce and their genetics.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 18 March 2020 13:50

Red seaweed 

Farmers in Australia are experimenting with adding seaweed to cattle feed in order to stop cows producing as much methane.

Published in Milking It
Tuesday, 03 March 2020 12:53

MPI seeking views on ag inhibitors

A global animal health company is welcoming the Government’s discussion paper on the use of agricultural inhibitors.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 12 February 2020 11:10

New ryegrass ‘boosts production, reduces methane’

A new higher-fat variety of ryegrass could help farmers boost production while lowering methane emissions, says agricultural seed company Germinal.

Published in General News

News of a world-first tool that gives New Zealand sheep farmers the ability to breed animals that emit less methane has been positively received locally and internationally.

Published in General News
Thursday, 31 October 2019 10:55

Seaweed could bust methane emissions

Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor is predicting huge international demand for a native seaweed if research proves its worth as a potential methane buster for agriculture.

Published in Management
Thursday, 05 September 2019 07:55

Why are NZ cows giving out so much methane?

OPINION: Why are New Zealand cows emitting so much methane?

The answer lies in the poor quality of pasture the animal is consuming.

Published in Opinion
Tuesday, 06 August 2019 10:25

Methane inhibitor facing hurdles

Farmers are urging the Government to help register a novel methane inhibitor for cow rumens.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 17 July 2019 08:55

Getting to the gut(s) of methane problem

International research led by New Zealand scientists has led to an important discovery in the quest to lower global agricultural methane emissions.

Published in General News

Deer Industry New Zealand is disappointed by the government’s recently announced emissions reduction targets for agriculture.

Published in General News
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