The Australian government said it is prioritising long-term competitiveness and joining the US, the EU and the UK in committing to collectively reduce global methane emissions across energy and resources, agriculture and waste sectors.
BioMar Australia says it has recently commissioned a new dedicated algal oil facility at its Wesley Vale factory in north west Tasmania, with the aim of reducing the amount of fish oil in its salmon feed.
In what is claimed to be a world-first off-take-agreement, CH4 Global will provide Australian company, Pirie Meats, with an Asparagopsis seaweed supplement for up to 10,000 head of cattle, cutting methane emissions by up to 90%.
Australian seed provider, Pacific Seeds, and government agency, CSIRO, have joined forces on a new three-year AUS$250K (US$194,245) research project set to better tailor canola hybrids and crop management to regional Australia’s variable growing conditions.
Australia’s livestock production representatives are exploring options to facilitate the safe import of feed grains, given that ongoing drought conditions are putting a squeeze on grain supplies for the country’s feedlots.
Australia feed manufacturer, Ridley Corporation, said, to date, there has been no direct interruption to its business from the COVID-19 outbreak, with it noting ongoing consumer need for animal proteins.