It is possible to breed cattle that emit less methane

By: Trademagazin editor Date: 2019. 07. 05. 11:05

It is possible to reduce the methane emissions of cattle according to scientists.

The genetics of cattle have a strong effect on the composition of microorganisms in the rumen of the ruminant animal – according to a resaearch of an international group of scientists that was published in Science Advances.

“We have shown that the type and level of methane-producing microbes in cattle is largely regulated by the animal’s genetic composition” – John Williams, Professor of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Adelaide, one of the leaders of the study said. (MTI).

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