4 Dec 2023

New technology to tackle nitrogen release by cattle

From Afternoons, 1:41 pm on 4 December 2023

It's a wee issue but with a big environmental impact - nitrogen released in the urine of cattle affects nearby water quality, and leads to emissions of nitrous oxide, a potent greenhouse gas.

Luckily there's a new award-winning technology here, The Cattle Urine Sensor, to tackle the problem.

It's developed by AgResearch, who's team recently won the Science and Technology Award at the 2023 Kudos Awards in Hamilton.

AgResearch senior scientist Brendon Welten speaks to Jesse.

Brendon Welten with urine sensor

Brendon Welten with urine sensor Photo: supplied


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