Animal feed, livestock and greenhouse gas emissions: What are the issues?

This paper, presented at the Society of Animal Feed Technologists in January 2007, examines the contribution that livestock make to greenhouse gas emissions, and the options for emissions reduction, focusing mainly on emissions from beef and dairy systems.

Presented at the Society of Animal Feed Technologists in January 2007.

This paper examines the contribution that livestock make to greenhouse gas emissions, and the options for emissions reduction, focusing mainly on emissions from beef and dairy systems.

The paper represents a contribution to the annual proceedings of the Society of Animal Feed Technologists. As such it considers the importance of animal feed production and transport animal feed relative to overall livestock related greenhouse gas emissions.

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