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  • Terragen (TGH) finds in its study that dairy cows feeding on its flagship microbial feed supplement Mylo had reduced levels of methane
  • The study was conducted at the Victoria Government-owned Agriculture Victoria Research, Ellinbank SmartFarm, Victoria, in October and November 2021
  • The initial research shows Mylo can reduce methane emissions by the equivalent of 100 tonnes of carbon dioxide per 350-cow dairy farm per year
  • Results in the study indicates cows on Mylo emitted 7.5 per cent less methane per litre of milk, using a 10-millilitre baseline dose of the supplement
  • TGH shares are up 48.2 per cent, trading at 20 cents

Terragen (TGH) has found that dairy cows feeding on its flagship microbial feed supplement Mylo had reduced levels of methane.

The study was conducted at the Victoria Government-owned Agriculture Victoria Research, Ellinbank SmartFarm, Victoria, in October and November 2021.

The initial research shows Mylo can reduce methane emissions by the equivalent of 100 tonnes of carbon dioxide per 350-cow dairy farm per year.

Results in the study indicates that cows on Mylo emitted 7.5 per cent less methane per litre of milk, using a 10-millilitre baseline dose of the supplement.

The cows that received Mylo gained 21 per cent more weight than the control cows during the study, a finding which has benefits for the broader cattle industry.

A total of 40 lactating Holstein-Friesian cows were used in the study which ran for 40 days – five days baseline without the experimental diet, 30 days adaptation with the experimental diet and five days of methane measurements with the experimental diet.

The cows were equally and randomly divided into two subject groups, with one group receiving 10 millilitres a day during the study.

The modified sulphur hexafluoride tracer technique was used to estimate methane emissions from individual cows.

Milk production from individual cows was measured at each milking. Each live weight of the cows was recorded twice daily.

More research at Ellinbank SmartFarm is planned to determine if higher doses of Mylo will reduce methane emissions further.

Scientists from the Ellinbank SmartFarm will be presenting the findings to the 8th International Greenhouse Gas & Animal Agriculture Conference at Orlando, Florida, in June 2022.

Terragen believes Mylo, which is used across 125 Australian dairy farms, is one of the tools a livestock producer can use to increase productivity, reduce methane emissions and meet sustainable agriculture goals.

TGH shares were up 48.2 per cent, trading at 20 cents at market close.

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