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

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News and Upcoming Meetings

  • The next Main Working Group meeting has been announced for January 5, 2018. A notice was broadcast via listserv and a copy can be viewed here
  • Subgroup #3 has scheduled its next meeting for December 18, 2017. A revised public notice has been posted and when an agenda is finalized, it will be made available 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
  • Michael FitzGibbon (co-chair)
  • Air Resources Board
  • John Capitman
  • Fresno State University
  • 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
December 18, 2017 9:00 AM – 12:00 PMCA Department of Food and Agriculture Building
Main Auditorium
1220 N Street
Sacramento, California  95814
August 14, 2017
(Kickoff Meeting)
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM CA Department of Food and Agriculture Building
Main Auditorium
1220 N Street
Sacramento, California  95814

 

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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://public.govdelivery.com/accounts/CARB/subscriber/new?topic_id=dsg3


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

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