eMissionCow - Zucht auf Futtereffizienz und reduzierten Methanausstoß beim Milchrind

Contact: PD Dr. Björn Kuhla

Duration: 2018-2021

Funding: Bundesministerium für Ernährung und Landwirtschaft, Landwirtschaftliche Rentenbank

The project aims for an increased feed efficiency and reduced methane emissions in dairy cattle breeding. A key step is the further development of the existing European equation for estimating methane emissions from milk MIR spectra. To this end, methane and energy expenditure measurements on Fleckvieh dairy cows fed different rations will be performed in respiration chambers. Based on the data obtained, it will be examined whether MIR spectra can be used to characterize Fleckvieh phenotypes differing in methane emission and feed efficiency.