Reduce methane and increase productivity at the same time with Agolin
The recent update by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reminds us that climate change continues to be a significant challenge for society. A great many people want to do something constructive, however, want to do it in a way that also brings better profitability outcomes.
There is no doubt that effective methane abatement is one very realistic opportunity open to us to reduce the greenhouse gas (GHG) impact from our agriculture sector. There has been a lot of publicity about seaweed and nitrate enzyme blocking agents, however, these are not available at present and while they reduce methane, they have not been shown to increase productivity as yet. These products are not yet available in the Australian market.
Agolin, both supresses methane and promotes animal productivity and it is available in Australia right now.
Research in the USA by Professor Frank Mitloehner from the prestigious CLEAR centre at the University of California Davis Shows Agolin reduces methane production by about 11%, increases feed conversion by 4 to 7%, reduces ammonia production and increases milk yield by 4 to 5%. See the link to their research below.
Using Agolin in Water Supplementation systems is simple. The cost is approximately 6 cents per head per day.
Apart from production gains, there will be opportunities to register for carbon insets or offsets that will demonstrate your commitment to reducing Methane. There are restrictions about who is eligible to register for the scheme. For example, if you are feeding urea or NPN based licks and supplements, you will not be eligible to join. Visit the link below to check your eligibility.
This extract covers eligibility.
"What's not eligible
ANZSIC Class 0143 Beef Cattle Feedlots
ANZSIC Class 0160 Dairy Cattle Farming
feeding cattle on land cleared of perennial woody vegetation for the purposes of the project
feeding the herd non-protein nitrogen such as urea or nitrates, and
projects where the only activity is grazing cattle on a different area of land."
Contact us if you need any help with reducing Methane.