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Breeding Sheep for Less Emissions – new initiative is called Grass to Gas

Livestock has come under fire for emissions. Cows are the most famous but sheep are feeling the heat too. The gas they emit when they. . . emit gas contributes heavily to global emissions so scientists are beginning to breed sheep that emit less called the Grass to Gas initiative.

The initiative will focus on two vectors, feeds efficiency and methane emissions. They will be looking to identify and create tools that will measure or predict these issues and will run for three years. During this time, sheep who produce less methane will be selected for breeding so that they may carry on those genes.

This won’t solve the problem overnight but it is a step in the right direction. With continued effort and support, we may see a reduction in the problem in the future.

Donyae’s love for technology is based on a need to survive our future robotic overlords. Know thy enemy as you know yourself. But since even odds are on the zombie future, she has also learned how to prepare squirrel. You can find her on Facebook until the robots – or zombies – rise up.

Donyae Coles – who has written posts on The Red Ferret Journal.


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