Supplementing Feedstock with Additives to Reduce Methane Generation

Seaweed supplementation is a promising emergent technology for reducing emissions from livestock .

What Can I Do?

Feed supplements and forages to reduce livestock emissions is an emerging industry. Research and development into feed supplements and forages that reduce methane emissions from livestock could be promising for farmers of ruminant livestock in the future.

Asparagopsis and 3-NOP (Bovaer), Desmanthus and Leucaena have been found to inhibit methanogens from producing methane, offering potential environmental and feed utilisation benefits. 

For focus and research in this emerging space read Carbon neutral by 2030: Katanning Research Facility identifying opportunities for reducing emissions, or review information on Australian Government’s focus on Reducing methane from livestock.

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