FDA approves feed product to cut dairy cow methane emissions

FDA approves feed product to cut dairy cow methane emissions
The feed supplement reduces methane emissions in dairy cattle by 30%. (Image: Brad Hanson)
Bloomberg
By Ilena Peng (Bloomberg) - Elanco Animal Health Inc has received approval from the US Food and Drug Administration for a feed supplement that reduces methane emissions in dairy cattle by 30%, on average.Bovaer works by suppressing a digestive enzyme that generates methane, according to the Greenfield, Indiana-based company. The FDA approval is the first for a product of its kind, and the company expects it to generate more than $200 million of revenue in the US market.“There’s a perception that, ‘Oh, cows are bad for the...

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