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New grass could cut methane from farm animals

Friday 11 Sep 20 9:00am

Grazing animals on AberGreen AR1 ryegrass cuts methane emissions, developers say


DEVELOPERS of a new ryegrass say it could cut methane emissions from animals by nine per cent.

Methane from enteric fermentation – the process in which ruminants break grass down – is responsible for 27.9 million of New Zealand’s 77 million tonnes of total greenhouse gas emissions in 2018.

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