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Extern presentation by Professor Jørgen Madsen, University of Copenhagen

“Livestock and their importance for people and their influence on the environment, - with special focus on global warming”.

08.10.2015 | Klaus Condé Christensen

Dato man 26 okt
Tid 13:00 14:00
Sted The Pavilion, AU Roskilde


Livestock are of major important for a large part of the population in the least developed countries. They are not only important for production of meat, milk, eggs and a source of income, - as in Denmark -, but important in many other aspects of the daily life.

Apart from all these positive aspects of keeping livestock there are also negative aspects as livestock keeping influence the local and global environment, - positive and negative.

At present there is a focus on the greenhouse gas production from livestock production and many initiatives are ongoing to reduce the greenhouse gas production related to livestock production.

A major concern is the methane production from ruminant digestion of feeds as it makes up about 1/3 of the greenhouse production from agriculture in Denmark or about 5% of Denmarks human activity related greenhouse production.

A method that fast and cheap can measure livestock methane production has been developed and will be presented. The direct production of carbon dioxide by livestock is not counted as greenhouse gas production.

A discussion of this is appreciated.

Speaker: Professor Jørgen Madsen, University of Copenhagen
Host: Professor Henrik Skov, ENVS, Aarhus University, Roskilde

External guests interested in attending the presentation should email:
Klaus Condé Christensen , kcc@envs.au.dk

CV Jørgen Madsen

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