Methane

DSM says a quarter teaspoon of the feed additive per cow per day suppresses the enzyme that triggers methane production in a cow’s stomach.

DSM feed additive could cut methane emissions by 30%

By Jim Cornall

DSM, a global science-based company active in health, nutrition and sustainable living, has filed for EU authorization for a new feed additive for dairy cows that will reduce methane emissions by around 30%.

Belching cows emit methane gas which punctures the planet's ozone layer

NFU vows to continue fight against methane emissions

By Andrew Burnyeat

The UK’s National Farmers’ Union (NFU) says livestock producers need to keep up their efforts to reduce methane emissions, but said factors outside agriculture must be investigated as new research shows greenhouse gas levels are rising.

Livestock represent 8.5% of Norway's total greenhouse gas emissions

Farmers in Norway oppose carbon tax proposals

By Poorna Rodrigo

Norwegian farmers are opposing a host of proposals from a government-appointed ‘green tax committee’, which are designed to cut emissions. These include introducing a carbon tax on red meat consumption and reducing government subsidies for the industry,...

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2012 AD

By Melodie Michel

Anaerobic digestion could bring benefits to the UK meat industry's environmental impact, but a lack of clear policy and funding on the issue are holding developments back. Melodie Michel reports

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