Course overview

In this captivating two-week course, participants delve into the significance of methane within the realm of greenhouse gas emissions, specifically its contribution from ruminant sources like cows. The intricacies of the ruminant digestive system and methodologies for its measurement will be elucidated. The course further investigates various approaches aimed at mitigating enteric methane emissions, providing a comprehensive evaluation of their effectiveness. This fascinating course ran by Andrew Notman is open to all, no prior knowledge necessary. Come along and help us discover is Global Warming the fault of the Poor Old Cow?

Course description

Embark on a captivating two-week journey exploring the profound role of methane in greenhouse gas emissions, focusing on its emanation from ruminant sources such as cows
• understand the significance of ruminant methane as a greenhouse gas
• understand how the ruminant digests cellulose
• explain why methane is produced and why a change of diet influences its production
• realise the limitation of methods of measuring methane from ruminants
• evaluate the use of additives to reduce methane output
Focusing on its emanation from ruminant sources such as cows. Delve into the intricacies of the ruminant digestive system and the methodologies employed for its meticulous measurement. The course meticulously scrutinizes diverse strategies aimed at curbing enteric methane emissions, offering a thorough assessment of their efficacy. Key areas of exploration encompass understanding the significance of ruminant methane in the greenhouse gas panorama, unraveling the cellulose digestion process in ruminants, elucidating the factors behind methane production, and assessing the impact of dietary changes on its output. Participants will gain insights into the limitations of existing methane measurement methods and explore the viability of additives in reducing methane emissions.
This fascinating course ran by Andrew Notman is open to all, no prior knowledge necessary. Come along and help us discover is Global Warming the fault of the Poor Old Cow?

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