The Northern Ireland Institute of Agricultural Science (NIIAS) is hosting a webinar on mitigating methane emissions from farming. The online event will focus on the joined-up approach taken by industry and government in New Zealand.
Mark Aspin, the general manager of the Pastoral Greenhouse Gas Research Consortium will speak on the webinar. The consortium is a partnership between major industry bodies and government in New Zealand which has been in place since 2002. It has programmes for mitigating methane through animal genetics, low greenhouse gas feeds, livestock vaccination and methane inhibitory compounds.
Also speaking is Dr Peter Janssen from AgResearch New Zealand. He coordinates different work streams to develop technologies to reduce methane emissions from ruminants. His research has found that across a variety of diets and ruminant species, the majority of rumen microbes are largely the same. This means that microbial mitigation technologies are likely to applicable worldwide.
The webinar will last for one hour and will be held via Zoom. It is open to both NIIAS members and non-members free of charge.