With the onus on farmers to reduce emissions from their herds, we look at how breeding cows with better feed efficiency can help achieve the objectives.
The agricultural industry is an easy target for governments to focus on to help reach overall climate goals, but it comes with a huge cost to farmers.
Research shows that cattle emissions in the Nordics can be reduced by approximately 20% by 2050 if farmers invest in their herd’s feed efficiency.
Two experts on cattle breeding bring you their advice and knowledge on better feed efficiency and how it can impact your herd.
Jan Lassen, PhD, is Senior Project Manager at VikingGenetics, and Coralia Manzanilla-Pech, PhD, is an Assistant Professor at Aarhus University's Centre for Quantitative Genetics and Genomics in Denmark.