Canada Is Using Genetics to Make Cows Less Gassy

Canada Is Using Genetics to Make Cows Less Gassy

Canada Is Using Genetics to Make Cows Less Gassy
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Breeding—or someday even genetically engineering—a more efficient cow would make a dent in greenhouse gas emissions.

NUMBER 1995 IS a very special cow. Every day, this Holstein, mostly black with a white cat-face-shaped spot on her forehead, sticks her head into a trough that measures the exact amount of feed she eats. She’s had her genome partially sequenced, and will soon get her breath checked for methane several times a day…….

Source: Canada Is Using Genetics to Make Cows Less Gassy | WIRED

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