Alberta’s beef and dairy herds make a significant contribution to provincial GHG emissions. Feed additives could provide a good alternative to address the issue while we work towards making longer term changes at the genetic level.
Feed additives that reduce an animal’s intestinal emissions are attractive because they are simple to implement and require only limited changes to feed rations. This project will test two new feed additives (and adjustments to feed rations) to assess their impact on methane reduction, animal performance and marketability.
This project is a collaborative effort between Canadian and Australian experts, and aims to deliver offset options for the beef and dairy industries.