A new study from Dr. Frank Mitloehner’s lab at UC Davis looks at reducing enteric methane using essential oils
Could Agolin be a tool to fight climate change in dairy cattle?
Whether or not you subscribe to the ability of essential oils to ease your stress, lighten your mood or give you a feeling of calm, it’s worth taking a look at how some of them are being used as feed additives that reduce greenhouse gas emissions of cattle. A team at University of California, Davis, under the leadership of Frank Mitloehner, Ph.D., published a paper in October 2020, studying Agolin® Ruminant (AGO) and its ability to do just that. The Mitloehner Lab found an 11 percent reduction in methane intensity.
“One thing we’re focusing on in this lab is to quantify greenhouse gases from cattle – the amount of methane they belch for example, how much comes from manure – and most importantly mitigate those gases. That’s what we’re known for,” Mitloehner said. “These essential oils had quite an impact on reducing enteric methane.” […]
In collaboration with Gold Standard and Agolin, Barry Callebaut has developed a new methodology to quantify and certify CO2 insetting for dairy within our chocolate supply chain.
“I am very pleased that we have been able to develop a methodology with Gold Standard and Agolin to credibly quantify and certify CO2 reductions. This closes an important gap and provides a great basis for us to scale up this work with our partners.”
– Oliver von Hagen, Director Of Sustainability Global Ingredients at Barry Callebaut Group
“Fenaco launches a project to significantly reduce methane emissions from dairy cows “
“It contains the natural preparation Agolin® Ruminant from the innovative Swiss company Agolin SA. According to scientific trials and field tests, this blend of valuable plant extracts improves the digestion of dairy cows and thus reduces methane emissions” […]
Swiss confederation presents Agolin as a solution to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
“The Swiss Confederation has established a climate strategy for agriculture, which aims to increase production while reducing greenhouse gas emissions. […] One of the solutions for achieving it is a cattle feed additive sold by Agolin. This natural additive reduces emissions of methane into the air by improving the digestion and well-being of cattle.”
“The Company Agolin (in Bière, Canton de Vaud) markets a plant-based feed additive that helps reduce methane emissions from cattle, providing an effective low-cost solution to limiting the production of greenhouse gases in the farming industry.”
REUTERS “Burps to burgers: food companies wrangle climate-warming cattle emissions.”
WINNIPEG, Manitoba (Reuters) – Looking to improve milk production, California farmer John Verwey turned to a Swiss-made feed additive designed to make a cow more efficient while reducing methane emissions from cattle burps […]