One of the project objectives is to calculate GHG emissions in various beef production systems based on the results of a literature, methodology, and database review. The project is also looking at how greenhouse gas emissions associated with cow-calf operations can be reduced. Samples were first taken at cow-calf farms to validate the numbers used to calculate emissions. Other scenarios were subsequently added with a view to determining the ideal scenario based on project findings, i.e., the cow-calf management system that emits the least GHG. The aim of the project is to identify ways to help producers reduce their GHG emissions. A series of recommendations will be produced in cooperation with a committee set up during the project. The project will provide producers and others in the industry the information they need to reduce GHG emissions and make better decisions about introducing farming practices to slow climate change.
From 2017 to 2019
The project will provide producers the information they need to reduce GHG emissions.
Ministère de l'Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l'Alimentation du Québec
This project was set up to test the nutrient balance sheet method as a tool for estimating phosphorus output from pullets and laying hens.
Researcher: Marc-Olivier Gasser
This project will develop a procedure that relies on genetic markers to identify the animal species responsible for fecal contamination.
Researcher: Caroline Côté
Economic analysis of a project initiated by Agrinova to encourage cows to move from the pasture to the milking parlor.
Researcher: Luc Belzile