A new active charcoal supplement could help dairy farmers reduce methane emissions from their cows, while improving production and herd health.
The Happy Tummy Gold supplement from Fine Fettle Feed works to absorb methane from the rumen and the metabolites which produce the gas.
In addition, by absorbing both methane and carbon dioxide, the pH of the rumen is favourably affected and the acidity of the rumen reduced. This leads to a reduction in the risk of acidosis.
The manufacturers say the supplement also has the potential to promote longevity, as removal of toxins from the cows enables the rumen to function better for longer.