Cow burps only contribute a small percentage of methane emissions
Cow burps, and the methane they produce, only contribute a small portion of overall U.S. methane emissions, but Dairy Management Inc. wants to show agriculture’s sustainability and how methane management will play a role. It comes as demand for dairy and meat are set to increase sustainability.
In the United States, the EPA inventory basically says that direct agricultural emissions account for 9% of all the emissions that the country makes, right, of other sectors. So it’s compared against transportation, compared against keeping your lights on at your house or keeping the lights on. at the office, my point is that of that 9%, if you start, you know, boiling it down, probably enteric methane from dairy cows is going to contribute about less than half a percentage point, so it’s not a huge amount. But in order to be responsible supply chain, and neighbors in the way that I’d like to talk about it, we have to address it because. It’s an emission that happens at the farm,” said Juan Tricarico.
The Greener Cattle Initiative is a research group investing money toward three research projects looking at cow burps, including advancements in feed additives.