Dairy cow genotype may be linked to methane emissions

Dairy cow genotype may be linked to methane emissions

Breeding for cows with lower methane emissions may be possible, but dietary factors may influence emissions.

In the future, breeding climate-friendly cows potentially could be accelerated by using genetic information. A recent study in Europe identified areas in the cow’s genotype that are linked to the amount of methane it produces.

Researchers wondered if it would be possible to produce a cow with fewer methane emissions through the means available for breeding. A cow's genotype and feed affect its microbial make-up and function. Microbes in the cow’s intestines and rumen play a key rol

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