Where are we with reducing methane emissions from cattle?
Farm practices aiming at reducing the carbon footprint should be based on sound understanding of the methods available to reduce methane emissions from cattle. Dr. Ermias Kebreab is Associate Dean and Professor of Animal Science at the University of California, Davis. He is one of the worlds’ leading experts in animal nutrition, mathematical modeling of biological systems and impact of livestock on the environment. During a webinar entitled “Effective strategies to reduce the carbon footprint of dairy cattle” (May 26, 2023), he discussed ways to reduce carbon footprint that can be employed by the livestock industry to reach net zero livestock production by 2050. He also discussed what potential impact the different stakeholders within the industry can have on methane from cows and the dairy carbon footprint.