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Emissions cuts from crossing milk and beef breeds

Thursday 5 Nov 20 8:00am

Jersey calves from the diary industry emit fewer GHGs

 

FARMERS could cut the country’s greenhouse gas emissions by two million tonnes a year by crossing beef and dairy cattle, scientists say.

In theory, the move would reduce greenhouse gas emissions from beef cattle by 22 per cent – making a sizable dent in the country’s Paris Agreement targets without compromising the quality of the meat produced.

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