Livestock and the Environment
In the video, Kristin Hales, Research Animal Scientist, U.S. Meat Animal Research Center, explains enteric methane (natural to all ruminants), factors affecting enteric methane in beef cattle production, and more. Learn more.
- Ammonia Loss and Emission Reporting: Considerations for Cattle Operations (January 2018)
- Building Weather Ready Soils with Manure and Mulch (December 2016)
- Corn Processing for Reduced Methane Production (March 2015)
- UNL Research Update: Growing Cattle and Methane Emissions (October 2014)
- Impacts of Forage Maturity on Methane Production (August 2014)
- Methane emissions from manure – Part 3: Manure digestion to produce methane (July 2014)
- Methane emissions from manure – Part 2: Source and amount of methane emissions (June 2014)
- Methane emissions from manure – Part 1: What is manure? (May 2014)
- Reducing methane production in a forage-based diet (April 2014)
- Methane's Impact on Animal Performance – VFAs (March 2014)
- Ways to Reduce Methane Production in Cattle (February 2014)
- Rumen microbes and methane (January 2014)
Videos & Webinars
- 2016 Beef Methane Conference Videos (May 2016)
- Grain Processing Effects on Enteric Methane Production of Finishing Beef Cattle (November 2014)
- Methane production and a rising global demand for food (August 2014)
- What are greenhouse gases and what do they do?
- What are agriculture's contributions to greenhouse gases?
- What are beef cattle's contributions to greenhouse gasses?
- Methane is the second most abundant greenhouse gas so why is there an emphasis on reducing methane emissions?
- How do ruminants produce methane?
- What are the sources of agriculture greenhouse gases?
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Beef Cattle Production
- Cow-calf, Bull and Heifer Nutrition and Management
- Breeding, Genetics & Reproduction
- Backgrounding, Yearling and Feedlot Nutrition and Management
- Forage, Pasture & Range Management
- By-Product Feeds
- Beef Forage Crops Systems
- Herd Health
- Livestock and the Environment
- Marketing and Livestock Budgets
Beef Energy and Emissions Frontier (BEEF) program
The Beef Energy and Emissions Frontier (BEEF) is a program targeted towards reducing methane emissions from beef production systems in Nebraska and surrounding regions. Many factors contribute to the reduction in methane emissions and, at the same time, improve animal performance.
This research and published data is made available by a USDA - Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) grant (2012-68002-19823).