Join us at GGAA conference in Melbourne 14-18th February 2016 for an ASGGN meeting
ASGGN Country Representative
Hutton Oddy firstname.lastname@example.org
GRA livestock Research Group Country Contacts
Organisation: Department of Agriculture Fisheries & Forestry
Lee Nelson email@example.com
Leann Palmer firstname.lastname@example.org
Josh Francis email@example.com
National Livestock Methane Program
The National Livestock Methane Program (NLMP) began on July 1, 2012. There are 16 projects in the NLMP with major research groups in Australia, who have expertise in the science of rumen biology and livestock management, are collaborating to develop practical on-farm options for reducing methane emissions from livestock while at the same time increasing productivity. Research is also being undertaken to develop technologies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from animal waste in feedlots within the Manure Consortium led by Australian Pork Limited that includes funding from the Commonwealth Government, MLA, Dairy Australia and other partners.
Structure of NLMP
The NLMP is funded by the Australian Government's Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, under the Filling the Research Gap program with MLA, and support from the following collaborating organisations:
MLA is coordinating the program on behalf of, and in partnership with, the Commonwealth Government.
Reducing Emissions from Livestock Research Program (RELRP)
The Australian Government’s Reducing Emissions from Livestock Research Program (RELRP) was a three year national collaborative program coordinated by Meat & Livestock Australia. The program aimed to develop knowledge and technologies on methane emissions to enable producers to reduce livestock emissions while maintaining or improving livestock productivity.
More accurate knowledge of methane emissions, the levels of mitigation possible and production impacts using a range of strategies. Further work is required to refine the findings from RELRP and further explore reduction options. This is now being undertaken in a new body of research – the National Livestock Methane Program – coordinated by MLA with co-investment funding of $14.4 million from DAFF and $3.5 million from MLA over a three year program.
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