Emissions from dairy cattle can be reduced by feeding dietary additives including canola meal, cold-pressed canola meal, brewers grain, dried distillers grain and hominy meal.

What Can I Do?

Dairy farmers can lower emissions from milking cows by incorporating dietary additives that promote enteric fermentation, resulting in reduced methane emissions. Enteric fermentation is a digestive process in ruminant animals, like cows, where microorganisms break down food into easily digestible molecules.

Research supporting this actions can be found Influence of cold-pressed canola, brewers grains and hominy meal as dietary supplements suitable for reducing enteric methane emissions from lactating dairy cows.

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Reducing the carbon footprint of Australian milk production by mitigation of enteric methane emissions