Media - Meat & Livestock Australia
MLA partners with AgCoTech and The University of Sydney to reduce livestock methane output
Carbon neutrality is as much about production as it is about reducing methane output in cattle and sheep. Both go hand in hand, where new additional pasture technologies increase profits alongside improving rumen function and lowering greenhouse gasses (GHG).
Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) and Agcotech have formed a partnership alongside The University of Sydney to further develop pasture supplements that deliver new mitigants that directly suppress methane production, whilst improving breeder condition and weaning rates. MLA are also continuing to improve GHG accounting systems to help red meat businesses demonstrate a carbon neutral or low carbon status at farmgate.
"Rural Aid is proud to offer our primary producers a range of tools to help them get out of a tight spot. Lick blocks are now a part of a Rural Aid toolkit that also contains financial assistance, hay deliveries, counselling sessions, water tanks and water deliveries. In addition to the traditional benefits associated with supplement feeding, these AgCoTech lick blocks have the added advantage of reducing methane emissions from grazing livestock."
- John Warlters, CEO, Rural Aid
"AgCoTech's approach is unique - with a focus not only on reducing emissions, but also positively impacting the social and economic circumstances of Laotian farmers, and improving animal welfare. There must be real and meaningful action to preserve this planet, and our partnership with AgCoTech will allow us to contribute."
- Lance Pollard, Managing Partner, Bennett & Philp Lawyers
"We have a received some blocks from the project and now our cattle look healthier and grow faster. Before the emission control blocks it was difficult to bring the cattle home at night, today they return home more easily because they know the emission control blocks are waiting for them."
- Mr. Lae, Farmer from Nongchong Village