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Study finds Canadian beef’s GHG footprint shrunk over 30 years

Efficiencies in cattle production and feeding have allowed Canada’s beef industry to produce the same weight in beef as 30 years ago with smaller breeding herds, less land — and smaller greenhouse gas (GHG) output, a new study finds. The study, led by research scientist Tim McAllister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada in Lethbridge, with […] Read more


Paul Stothard wants to develop a simple tool to allow producers to breed for more feed-efficient dairy cattle that produce less methane.

Researchers using big data to find feed-efficient dairy cattle

The goal is to develop a prediction tool for breeding cows that will eat less with no loss in productivity

Researchers at the University of Alberta are looking to give producers a bit of a boost by isolating feed-efficient traits in dairy cattle. “We have an estimate that breeding for increased feed efficiency and reduced methane emission can reduce feed costs by about $100 per cow per year,” said Paul Stothard, an assistant professor of […] Read more