New Zealand begins genetic program to produce low methane-emitting sheep
Written by Ben Smee
‘Global first’ project will help tackle climate change by lowering agricultural greenhouse gases
The New Zealand livestock industry has begun a “global first” genetic program that would help to tackle climate change by breeding low methane-emitting sheep.
There are about six sheep for each person in New Zealand, and the livestock industry accounts for about one-third of the country’s total greenhouse gas emissions.
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