Globally, 1.3 billion people depend, partially or entirely, on livestock for their livelihoods. Livestock provides protein and micronutrients to many of the world’s 830 million people experiencing food insecurity.
Cows and sheep produce methane, a greenhouse gas that is 28 times more powerful than carbon dioxide. Despite misconceptions, most cow methane comes from burps (90%) rather than farts (10%). Livestock produce the equivalent of 5% of human-generated greenhouse gases each year, or five times Australia’s total emissions.
Livestock methane production is not just an environmental problem. All this burped methane is wasted energy that could be going to make animals produce more food.
FutureFeed is an innovative livestock feed supplement developed by CSIRO, Meat and Livestock Australian and James Cook University that utilises a specific type of seaweed which can increase production and reduce methane emissions simultaneously.
Livestock feed supplementation with FutureFeed is the solution. It can improve farm profitability, tackle climate change and help improve livestock health and growth. FutureFeed can also provide farmers access to other income streams through carbon markets and provide access to premium niche markets through a low carbon footprint and environmentally friendly product.
Our new natural livestock feed supplement is good for the animals, good for climate change and great for business.
For more information see Future Feed website.
Contact Rob Kinley for more information.