State of Science webinar: Progress towards low methane dairy sires

The New Zealand Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Research Centre is alerting researchers and other interested parties to another State of Science webinar, from 1pm-2pm Monday on 22 August.

Dr Lorna McNaughton, from Livestock Improvement Corporation (LIC), will provide an update on the progress in developing a breeding programme for low-emitting dairy cattle.

This work began in 2021 when LIC and CRV started measuring methane emissions and feed intake in their progeny test bulls.

Lorna will outline the three-year programme, including sharing results from the first year. Future research and possible implementation plans will also be discussed.

During the webinar, participants will have the opportunity to ask the presenters questions using Zoom’s chat function.

Lorna will use the final 15 minutes of the session to answer as many questions as possible. The Chair will ask questions on participants’ behalf.

The webinar is relevant to researchers, farmers, rural professionals, policy advisors and anyone else involved or interested in efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from New Zealand’s primary sector.

Registration can be done HERE

More information is available by contacting

The NZAGRC is funded by the Government to invest in and coordinate research aimed at helping reduce New Zealand’s agricultural greenhouse gas emissions.

This work is undertaken collaboratively by research providers and targets cost-effective practices and technologies for reducing emissions in New Zealand’s unique farm systems and environments.

Source:  NZAGRC

Author: Bob Edlin

Editor of AgScience Magazine and Editor of the AgScience Blog