Reducing methane

AN Australian agriculture company is sharing a $5 million federal grant to develop a feed supplement to help reduce methane from grazing animals.

Terragen was awarded the grant to support research to be carried-out with dairy giant Fonterra and the Victorian Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions.

The company’s animal microbial supplement MYLO had already been shown to reduce methane emissions from dairy cows in a study that was conducted at the Ellinbank SmartFarm in West Gippsland.

The new study will evaluate feeding a higher level of the methane-mitigating probiotic to grazing lambs and dairy cows.

Terragen chief executive, Jim Cooper, said the product was produced and proven in Australia.

MYLO does in cows, improve health, milk production, weight gain and feed conversion efficiency, all while reducing methane emissions.

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