Background Resource: Climate & Food – Canadian Livestock Production Emissions

A decline in cattle populations and continued increase in fertilizer use have reduced livestock emissions while crop production emissions grow. For the first time, total agricultural emissions consist of equivalent proportions of CH4 (from livestock production) and N2O (mainly from crop production). The shift from grazing cattle production to the production of annual crops has also contributed to less carbon being sequestered in agricultural soils.

Learn more about Canada’s livestock production emissions.

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