Curbing Enteric Methane with Feed Additives: Opportunities & Costs for On-Farm Use

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A new feed additive is in the regulatory pipeline in the United States, well on its way to FDA clearance. It’s called 3-NOP, and it’s already in use in Europe under the name Bovear. This feed additive for dairy and beef cattle can cut enteric methane emissions by as much as 30%, and can make dairy and beef producers eligible for carbon markets. But how do feed additives like 3-NOP work? And are they cost effective?

Listen in as Dr. Ermias Kebreab, a professor at University of California, Davis and Director of the World Food Center, gives us an overview of how feed additives work, the current options on the market, and a sneak peek of research in the pipeline that could help reduce emissions of this potent greenhouse gas.

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