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Total Number of Livestock Animals in The World

Total Number of Livestock Animals in The World

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Methane emissions that result from the digestive process of ruminants, such as cattle, sheep, and goats, are responsible for approximately 30% of global anthropogenic methane emissions. This carbon offset methodology provides procedures to estimate enteric methane (CH4) emission reductions generated from the inhibition of methanogenesis due to the...

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... global ruminant livestock population is roughly 3.6 billion 10 , of which approximately 2 billion represents the total number of livestock animals used for meat and dairy products. Figure 2 below illustrates the amount of livestock ruminants worldwide11. Table 5 below illustrates the number of livestock animals used for meat and dairy products: According to FAO 16 grazing animals supply about 9 percent of the world's production of beef and about 30 percent of the world's production of sheep and goat meat. ...

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