Comparing per-head methane emissions between dairy and suckler cows

25th August 2019

An article authored by the An Taisce Climate Committee, entitled ‘Are Teagasc’s industry-friendly climate projections credible?’ appeared on on 25 Aug 2019. Shortly after publication, queries were raised in regard to one specific statistic quoted in the agriland article, namely that “Dairy cows emit 50% more methane per head than suckler cows”. An Taisce is happy to provide the attached clarification of the source of that figure.