Livestock and the Environment

Dietary Impacts on Enteric Methane Production

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.

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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).