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    New Zealand wants to stop cows farting ...


    NZ dairy cows -If the bill is passed, methane emissions from farming could be almost halved by 2050*

    New Zealand proposes ambitious emissions targets but farmers angry over methane cuts


    New Zealand is proposing ambitious new targets to cut the country's non-agriculture carbon emissions to zero by 2050.

    Key points:
    • The Meat Industry Association says the agriculture targets can only be reached by cutting herds
    • Greenpeace says the bill does not go far enough because there is no mechanism to address noncompliance
    • Almost half of New Zealand's emissions come from agriculture


    However farmers are angry the Climate Change Response (Zero Carbon) Amendment Bill also requires them to cut methane emissions.
    "This decision is frustratingly cruel because there is nothing I can do on my farm today that will give me confidence I can ever achieve these targets," Andrew Hoggard, vice president of New Zealand's Federated Farmers, said.

    Tim Ritchie, chief executive of the Meat Industry Association, said the emission cuts were not possible with current technology and reductions could only be achieved by cutting herds.

    "This will impose enormous economic costs on the country and threaten many regional communities who depend on pastoral agriculture," he said in a statement.


    A country of around 5 million people, New Zealand is also home to more than 10 million cows and around 28 million sheep (and Ant's 24 Valiants).

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    This concern was mentioned many years ago. I believe there's been trials dating back 70+ years.

    Feeding cows seaweed cuts 99% of greenhouse gas emissions from their burps, research finds
    https://www.independent.co.uk/enviro...-a8368911.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by David48atTD View Post
    The Meat Industry Association says the agriculture targets can only be reached by cutting herds
    Wrong. The methane targets could be reached with the proper diet. A seaweed additive to cattle feed can reduce emissions by 50%
    My son is doing his PhD in marine biology and one of the things he has looked at, stemming from a herd of cows that have evolved on the Auckland Islands that eat seaweed, is seaweed farming for cattle feed. Apparently one of the benefits is lower methane emmissions.

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    I'll feed some seaweed to my Boys and get back to you on their flatulence regularity

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    Kangaroos don't fart. So there is/was talk of trying to put kangaroo gut flora into cattle.

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    Moronic thread title aimed at retard demographic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by foobar View Post
    Moronic thread title aimed at retard demographic.
    Thanks for replying ...





















    I'll be sure to pass your comment onto the media organisation.

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    ^ The thread title doesnt appear in the article

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    Quote Originally Posted by foobar View Post
    ^ The thread title doesnt appear in the article
    So what?

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    Quote Originally Posted by foobar View Post
    ^ The thread title doesnt appear in the article
    Humm ... related to cyrille?

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    I can't see any evidence that New Zealand wants to stop cows farting but interestingly only about 5% of the methane that comes from cows actually comes from their farts. Most of the methane comes from their burps and some of it from their manure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by foobar View Post
    Moronic thread title aimed at retard demographic.
    Hope you didn't get paid for that one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neverna View Post
    I can't see any evidence that New Zealand wants to stop cows farting but interestingly only about 5% of the methane that comes from cows actually comes from their farts. Most of the methane comes from their burps and some of it from their manure.
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    Just a helpful tip, D48: Post news in the News section of the forum with a suitable/accurate title. Post "poetic licence" stuff in the Lounge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David48atTD View Post
    Humm ... related to cyrille?

    foobar's lone contribution in close on 2 years to the Forum is ... http://teakdoor.com/the-games-room/1...s-cracker.html (Evil Christmas Cracker..)
    Which ol' Lulu won, after solving it in a few minutes.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Maanaam View Post
    So what?
    So why did David48atTD suggest reporting the thread title to the media organisation who provided the article when the media organisation never mentioned the thread title in the article?

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    hmm... cow farts, eh?

    Uhm, Kinky Kiwi's?

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    If it was serious enough they'd genetically engineer cows that don't fart or fart oxygen or musk.

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    does it include the ALL BLACKS during scrum time

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    Why not charge rich American "sportsman" to go cow hunting? You could reduce the population overnight and make more money than you'd ever get from milking them. They can then regale their friends while standing under the cows head adorning the hearth, pipe in hand, of how they were nearly gored to death by one of those savage milkers before getting a lucky 1,000 shots off from their M134D.

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    Charcoal Pills should do it

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