Making cows and farms more efficient and more environmentally friendly to strengthen the grown and sustainability of Wisconsin livestock systems

PI: Michel Wattiaux


Wattiaux is a professor of animal and dairy sciences specializing in dairy systems management at UW–Madison. He is an accomplished researcher and teacher, with many publications, awards, and honors.

Wattiaux’s project will use a C-LockInc. GreenFeed unit to measure enteric methane emission and oxygen consumption of large animals fed and managed in free-stall barn and in pasture. This unit is capable of measuring methane (CH4), oxygen (O2) and carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions and can be used to study rumen fermentation and whole animal energy metabolism, which leads to improvement in the area of feeding, genetics and management of dairy and/or cattle production systems.

Randy Jackson