Dr Chaouki Benchaar, from the Sherbrooke Research and Development Centre presents research on Dietary options to reduce enteric methane emissions from dairy cows.
Dr. Benchaar is a research scientist at the Sherbrooke Research and Development Centre (Quebec) of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC). An internationally recognized researcher, he received his Ph.D. from Institut National Polytechnique of Toulouse in France. Since joining AAFC in 2000, Dr. Benchaar has made numerous notable contributions to the dairy and the livestock feed industry.
His research efforts focus on three key areas of importance to the dairy feeding industry.
1) Mitigation of methane emissions from enteric fermentation and manure;
2) Optimization of nitrogen utilization in dairy cows to improve nitrogen efficiency and reduce its excretion; and
3) Use of plant components and feed ingredients as rumen fermentation modifiers in dairy cow nutrition
Dr. Benchaar will be sharing research findings completed through the Canola AgriScience Cluster, with funding provided through Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s Canadian Agricultural Partnership, the Canola Council of Canada, Alberta Canola, SaskCanola and the Manitoba Canola Growers.
His presentation in pdf form: