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Improving livestock production techniques

CSIRO : 21 October, 2006  (Technical Article)
Scientists from eight developing countries, the US, Europe, Japan and New Zealand will attend a workshop in Brisbane next week to learn new techniques designed to improve the productivity of ruminant livestock animals while reducing their emissions of a major 'greenhouse' gas, methane.
Scientists from eight developing countries, the US, Europe, Japan and New Zealand will attend a workshop in Brisbane next week to learn new techniques designed to improve the productivity of ruminant livestock animals while reducing their emissions of a major 'greenhouse' gas, methane.

Sponsored by the UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation and the International Atomic Energy Agency, and hosted by CSIRO Livestock Industries, the workshop is the first of its kind to be held at the Queensland Bioscience Precinct.

'Our ability to attract this international workshop to Brisbane recognises the world-class facilities and scientific expertise that CSIRO offers,' says CSIRO Livestock Industries' Chief, Shaun Coffey.

'Supporting projects like this is necessary for global sustainability in production systems,' Mr Coffey says.

The workshop will train participants in the molecular techniques used to characterise rumen microbes thereby enabling participants to better manage ruminant nutrition to reduce methane emissions and improve production efficiency.

'The world's livestock sector is undergoing a massive transformation,' says workshop leader, CLI's Dr Chris McSweeney.

'Developing countries will have to meet increasing demands for meat and milk in the coming decades, while reducing methane emissions and environmental impacts. This workshop will give scientists in those countries strategies to address these challenges.'
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