Cows and Cattle
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How much methane does a cow produce?

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2011-04-19 19:03:15

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"Methane emissions per animal from this assessment are

comparable to figures

obtained by Schils et al. (2007b), Cederberg et al. (2009) in

OECD countries (ranging from 110 to 130 kg methane per cow per

year) and by Herrero et al. (2008) in Africa (ranging

between 21 and 40 kg methane per livestock unit per year)."

This source has also mentioned how incomplete studies have been

on the actual methane production of cattle because of the various

changes in feed, feed type, individuality in cattle, as well as the

emissions from manure. Methane is a natural gas in the Earth, and

the amount that comes from cattle is actually more insignificant

than that naturally produced from such sources as volcanoes, the

oceanic floor, swamps, etc.

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