Greener cows? Study finds some naturally emit less methane

05/30/2013 | PhysOrg.com

A study of 25 dairy cows found that regardless of diet, some cows naturally produce less methane than others. The findings are generating interest among those who want to reduce production of greenhouse gases, such as methane. An expanded study of 1,400 cattle is planned to further evaluate the impact of genetics on methane production, findings that could pave the way for new breeding practices.

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