The Alltech Feeding Times Issue 34 - Summer 2021 Summer 2021 - Page 9

HOW DO WE VERIFY SUSTAINABLE ANIMAL FEED IN RUMINANT PRODUCTION ?

People interpret sustainability in different ways — hence the uncertainty and divisiveness the topic can create in discussions . In contrast with other industries , the agri-food sector has the unique position of being a solutions provider when it comes to mitigating emissions and supporting biodiversity in our local environments . Animal feed is integral to profitable and efficient dairy and beef farming . Therefore , feed production plays a crucial role in how we lower the environmental impact associated with the food system .
Strengthening the links in our chain
Alltech IFM™ ( in vitro fermentation model ) labs around the world , we can verify diet efficiency in greater detail and where scope exists to lower emissions and improve producer profitability .
Can you verify that ?
It is no longer sufficient to simply claim a low carbon footprint for your livestock production system or animal feed ; this claim needs to be supported by repeatable , measurable and verifiable evidence . Alltech E-CO2 has developed the Feeds EA™ model to help SUMMER ISSUE – JUNE 2021 9