Global Methane Genetics

This program has been made possible by a 5 million dollar grant of the Bezos Earth Fund in collaboration with the Global Methane Hub and with the support of University Fund Wageningen. The aim of the project is to bring together the many efforts in different countries to breed next-generation low-methane cattle. ‘We will coordinate and initiate a global effort to specifically select cows with low methane emissions’, says Veerkamp. ‘By standardizing protocols, sharing methane and genotype data, and expanding data recording in different breeds and regions. The aim is to accelerate the impact that animal breeding will have on the reduction of methane alongside traditional breeding goals like milk quality, health and weight’. Participating partners of Breed4Food are Wageningen University & Research and CRV (stakeholder).

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