<ul><li>Reducing livestock emissions </li></ul>School of Animal Biology
<ul><li>Microbes in the rumen are responsible for methane emissions from ruminants </li></ul>
… .that produce methane
<ul><li>Reducing methane production: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Genetics  </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>New forages  ...
We can breed for better wool We can breed for better meat …… . Can we breed sheep that produce less methane?
<ul><li>Native shrub: </li></ul><ul><li>Eremophila glabra </li></ul>
Site preparation for planting  Eremophila glabra
Young seedling of  Eremophila glabra
4 months growth of  Eremophila glabra
7 months growth of  Eremophila glabra
 
 
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Future farm GHG emission

  1. 2. <ul><li>Reducing livestock emissions </li></ul>School of Animal Biology
  2. 3. <ul><li>Microbes in the rumen are responsible for methane emissions from ruminants </li></ul>
  3. 4. … .that produce methane
  4. 5. <ul><li>Reducing methane production: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Genetics </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>New forages </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Modelling carbon footprint </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Ridgefield: 1 of 4 ‘National Demonstration Sites’ </li></ul></ul></ul>
  5. 6. We can breed for better wool We can breed for better meat …… . Can we breed sheep that produce less methane?
  6. 7. <ul><li>Native shrub: </li></ul><ul><li>Eremophila glabra </li></ul>
  7. 8. Site preparation for planting Eremophila glabra
  8. 9. Young seedling of Eremophila glabra
  9. 10. 4 months growth of Eremophila glabra
  10. 11. 7 months growth of Eremophila glabra

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