The Irish government has set a target of 25% lower greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions for its agriculture sector by 2030, but farmers say there are no financial incentives to help them achieve such a reduction.
A collaboration between biotech company Volta Greentech, supermarket chain Coop and food company Protos saw the world’s first methane-reduced beef hit the shelves in Sweden. How did it perform? FoodNavigator asks Fredrik Åkerman, CEO Volta Greentech.
Lallemand Animal Nutrition has developed a tool to predict the negative impact that heat stress has on milk yield and milk quality for dairy cows, milk yield for dairy sheep and goats and growth for beef cattle.
Canada’s Pond Technologies has entered into a research agreement with AB Agri business, Livalta, and other parties, to find strains of algae that could help reduce enteric methane emissions from cattle when included in feed.
One of Australia’s largest cattle producers, the North Australian Pastoral Company (NAPCo), has signed a collaboration and supply agreement with DSM, which will see the Dutch company’s feed additive, Bovaer, used through the NAPCo supply chain.
A three-year, US$2.5m Illinois Sustainable Technology Center (ISTC) engineering-scale project is aimed at showing that producing algae for feed use can be cost-effective and has added environmental benefits.
A legal action was filed this week in the US against Ukrainian businessman, Oleg Bakhmatyuk, the founder and majority shareholder of UkrLandFarming, a leading Ukraine based agricultural company that has one of the largest egg-producing business in Europe.
The US Institute for Feed Education and Research (IFEEDER), along with agribusiness consultants, the Context Network, launched a project this month to develop a sustainability roadmap for the US feed and pet food industries.
The UK government should work more closely with farmers and agri-supply businesses on new and revised legislation, to avoid unnecessary shocks to trade, says the CEO of the Agricultural Industries Confederation (AIC).