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Dairy and Livestock Subgroup #3: Research Needs, Including Enteric Fermentation

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News and Upcoming Meetings

  • Kickoff meeting for Subgroup #3 (Research, Includuing Enteric Fermentation) has been scheduled for August 14, 2017. See the meeting notice here
  • The next meeting for Subgroup #1 (Fostering Markets for Non-Digester Projects) has been scheduled for August 21, 2017. See the combined meetings notice here. 
  • The next meeting for Subgroup #2 (Fostering Markets for Digester Projects) has been scheduled for August 10, 2017. See the combined meetings notice here.
  • Docket is now open and comments can be submitted or viewed below.

Subgroup #3 Mission Statement

Propose a detailed research plan—including a funding plan—to fill the following gaps in our knowledge about non-digester methane emissions reduction measures:

  • Potential to reduce GHGs, considering cross media impacts on air and water quality
  • Impacts of measure adoption on dairy economics
Also propose a detailed research plan (including a funding plan) to fill the following gaps in our knowledge about enteric fermentation emissions:
  • Potential of available measures to reduce GHG emissions
  • Short and long-term impacts of available measures on
    • Dairy product quality and consumer acceptance
    • Animal health and welfare
    • Dairy (and livestock) economics
    • Water quality
    • Air quality

Deliverables

  • Manure Management: Research recommendations and/or a comprehensive, inter-agency research plan (including potential funding sources) designed to close knowledge gaps concerning the effectiveness of available non-anaerobic digestion manure management strategies at reducing methane emissions.
  • Enteric Fermentation: Research recommendations and/or a comprehensive, inter-agency research plan (including potential funding sources) designed to close knowledge gaps concerning the effectiveness of potential enteric fermentation methane-emission-reduction strategies.

Subgroup Members 

Member Affliation
  • Paul Sousa (co-chair)
  • Western United Dairymen
  • Robert Parkhurst (co-chair)
  • Environmental Defense Fund
  • Cynthia Cory
  • California Farm Bureau Federation
  • Craig Frear
  • Regenis
  • Curt Gooch
  • Cornell University
  • Alexander N. Hristov
  • Penn State University
  • Ermias Kebreab
  • UC Davis
  • April Leytem
  • USDA (Agricultural Research Service)
  • Deanne Meyer
  • UC Davis
  • Dolores Barajas-Weller
  • Central Valley Air Quality Coalition


Public Meetings

Date Time Location Materials and Links
August 14, 20171:00 PM – 3:00 PMCA Department of Food and Agriculture Building
Main Auditorium
1220 N Street
Sacramento, California  95814

 

Comments Docket

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Staying in Touch

To receive electronic notices of future meetings and availability of materials related only to Subgroup #3 (Research Needs, Including Enteric Fermentation), you can sign up with the subgroup list server at: https://www.arb.ca.gov/listserv/listserv_ind.php?listname=dsg3


For information, please contact:
Dan Weller at  sweller@arb.ca.gov

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