New Zealand Government Proposes Breeding Larger Cattle to Defeat Climate Change

According to the New Zealand government, so long as farmers continue productivity improvements, increasing the meat content per head of cattle, it should be possible to maintain current meat production…

New Study: Climate Impact Of Grazing Cattle Overestimated

From The Global Warming Policy Foundation Date: 05/06/20 Dr David Whitehouse, GWPF Science Editor The climate impact of grass-fed cattle may have been exaggerated as scientists find emissions of a…

Genetic breakthrough on tropical grass could help develop climate-friendly cattle farms

The discovery of genes responsible for asexual reproduction in a tropical grass may reduce negative impacts of cattle farming. The grass captures carbon, reduces gas emissions from soils, restores degraded…

Seaweed could make cows burp less methane and cut their carbon hoofprint

From MIT Technology Review   Sustainable Energy Seaweed could make cows burp less methane and cut their carbon hoofprint A diet supplemented with red algae could lessen the huge amounts…

An update on the plight of the Thompsons in Australia

WUWT readers may recall that I asked for help in supporting this family back in 2010. The issue was an out of control agency (DEC) that granted, then revoked, an…

Explosives may be used to dislodge frozen cows

Last Friday I had weather cows, this week it’s frozen cows. From the “winter that wasn’t” department, it seems that the winter in Colorado was bad enough to cause some…

Methane, the other worrisome GHG – coming to a dairy farm near you

Via Eurekalert: Measuring methane Researchers develop technique to measure methane gas from cattle MADISON, WI, MARCH 1, 2011 – Methane is an extremely potent greenhouse gas. Wetlands, gas hydrates, permafrost,…