Feed use, emissions from dairy cattle continue to decline

Feed use, emissions from dairy cattle continue to decline

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Innovation could continue to reduce emissions from dairy cattle for decades to come, consultant says

Although U.S. milk production increased 25% between 2007 and 2017, total greenhouse gas emissions from milk production increased just 1%, according to the report. One million metric tons of milk produced just 81% of the emissions in 2017 as the equivalent amount of milk in 2007, thanks to an overall decrease in waste, land use, feed consumption, and in the total size of the U.S. dairy herd.