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%.
Poultry feed may possibly lose its position as the leading segment of EU compound feed production to pig feed for the first time after more than a decade, as a result of a continuous, downward trend in output.
Dried grape pomace provides a cheaper alternative fiber source for beef feedlot cattle and may improve growth performance and carcass attributes compared to traditional feed ingredients, researcher say.
Increased cattle production in Brazil may raise the risk of deforestation to meet feed needs; however, increasing industry transparency and cattle tracking could alleviate some of that risk, says analyst.
Broad, general recommendations cannot be made at a national level for improving sustainability, improvements must be made on an individual operation basis, finds a study looking at the environmental impact of US beef cattle production.