EPA’s Non-CO2 Gases and Sequestration Branch has developed
the following educational information and tools to evaluate the impact of livestock
on methane emissions.
View the list of available materials below and make your selection.
- Interactive Farm Poster. View two livestock operations that are
each managed in different ways and see if you can identify the problems with
and the good management practices in the other.
Measurement From Ruminants: The SF6 Technique. A slide
presentation on one of the latest technologies to measure methane emissions
- Livestock Analysis Model (LAM) Software.
Downloadable software and user manual that allows you to:
- Characterize cattle
and buffalo populations driven by the supply and demand for livestock products:
milk, meat, and draft power.
- Evaluate the impact of changes in production
characteristics on a population of cattle and buffalo.
- Evaluate baseline
and future methane emissions from cattle and buffalo populations.
note that this model is somewhat dated now, but still useful for initial
screening studies. Keep an eye on “Recent Additions” and
this section for information on updates to the farm modeling software that
- Global Climate Change and Environmental Stewardship
by Ruminant Livestock Producers PDF (PDF, 19 pp., 425 KB, About PDF) .
A comprehensive education program developed
in collaboration with the Future Farmers of America.