Asparagopsis feed additive research answering industry questions

August 2nd, 2023

A FEW years ago, few people had heard of Asparagopsis.

But today, this red seaweed is becoming a well-known innovation that is showing significant promise for its ability to reduce methane emissions for the livestock sector.

When fed to cattle in a feedlot situation as part of a total mixed ration (less than 1pc of dry matter intake), Asparagopsis has been shown repeatedly to reduce methane emissions by 80 percent or more.

On the back of significant research over a decade, Asparagopsis is now being made available from commercial partners via FutureFeed, which was formed in 2020 to commercialise the technology that was developed by CSIRO, together with MLA and James Cook University.

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