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The Climate-friendly Cows Bred to Belch Less Methane

Some farmers are now selectively breeding for lower methane emissions

When Canadian dairy farmer Ben Loewith's calves are born next spring, they will be among the first in the world to be bred with a specific environmental goal: burping less methane.

In January, Loewith, a third-generation farmer in Lynden, Ontario, started artificially inseminating 107 cows and heifers with the first-to-market bull semen with a low-methane genetic trait.

"Selectively breeding for lower emissions, as long as we're not sacrificing other traits, seems like an easy win," Loewith said.

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