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Does dairy farming contribute to global warming?

Does dairy farming contribute to global warming?

It is accepted that high levels of greenhouse gases such as methane - which cows emit naturally when they chew and digest food - can contribute to global warming. Dairy farmers have worked hard to reduce their environmental impact. As a result greenhouse gas emissions from UK dairy farms have declined sharply over the last 20 years, and today represent just 2% of the UK's total emissions. This compares with UK transport, for example, which is responsible for 25%.