EESS talk on "Mitigation of enteric methane emissions in dairy cattle"


Event details

Date 16.04.2024
Hour 12:1513:15
Speaker Prof. Mutian Niu, Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Environmental Systems Science, ETHZ
Location Online
Category Conferences - Seminars
Event Language English
Ruminants are uniquely able to convert human inedible plant biomass into high-quality protein, playing a critical role in meeting global nutritional needs and providing economic opportunities for millions of people. However, they emit methane (CH4), a potent greenhouse gas, primarily from rumen fermentation. Enteric CH4 accounts for the majority of CH4 emissions from livestock. Assessing the efficacy of CH4 mitigation strategies and understanding how rumen microbial fermentation works are crucial for improving environmental sustainability in dairy farming.

Short Biography:
Mutian Niu is Assistant Professor of Animal Nutrition at Institute of Agricultural Sciences, at Department of Environmental Systems Science, at ETH Zurich. His research program is focusing on feed and feeding, and nutrient utilization of dairy cows. For example, recent work from my group aims at improving rumen fermentation and mitigating enteric methane emissions in dairy cows.

Practical information

  • General public
  • Free
  • This event is internal


  • EESS - IIE



animal nutrition dairy cow greenhouse gas methane mitigation sustainability