This project will conduct non-intrusive measurements of a Northumberland dairy herd over a complete seasonal cycle to understand how methane emissions vary for individual cows throughout the year. It will use low-cost technologies that enable the emissions to be quantified with no disruption to the cow’s daily routine. A key outcome of the work is to establish transparent and reproducible procedures that will facilitate methane emission measurements to be replicated across the UK.

The research is being funded through NICRE’s Research and Innovation Fund.