This spring, Phibro Animal Health introduced RelyOn™ feed additive, a new solution to help support rumen health, animal efficiency and performance. Now, the alternative natural product has received validation from the Carbon Trust, a global climate consultancy, for its ability to reduce methane emissions.
The validation is based on results from laboratory and on-farm testing against a valid baseline. Based on these test results, the Carbon Trust validated and formed the opinion that, when fed as directed, RelyOn can reduce methane emissions in ruminant livestock.
“We are very proud of this validation, which is the latest testament to our corporate commitment to providing safe, effective and sustainable solutions,” says Hector Badillo, SVP Global Marketing. “With this prestigious validation, producers can be confident that they are caring for the environment while simultaneously supporting the health of their herds — dual accomplishments that will become their legacy for generations to come.”
NATURAL AND INNOVATIVE FORMULATION
RelyOn is a natural and innovative formulation that allows producers to maintain the performance of their high-producing animals while reducing methane emissions. Phibro, in conjunction with Vetos Europe, introduced the product to meet producer demand for a natural compound to help them achieve the performance trifecta of maintaining feed intake, increasing nutrient absorption and improving production. Phibro’s own preliminary research demonstrated the effectiveness of RelyOn in reducing methane emissions, a feat that led the company to seek this stringent, third-party validation.
“Dairy and beef producers around the globe are staunch stewards of animal husbandry and the environment alike,” says Badillo. “As their partner in animal health and in the spirit of collaboration, Phibro will continue to build our portfolio of natural, sustainably sourced products, and we will continue to test and validate claims through science.”
The Carbon Trust validation is the latest evidence of Phibro’s commitment to help producers meet the increasing demand for safe and affordable protein more sustainably. The company published its inaugural Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Report earlier this year to outline and establish baselines for its global ESG efforts.
GLOBAL PARTNERS IN METHANE REDUCTION
More than 120 countries, including the United States and the European Union, took the Global Methane Pledge at the United Nations global climate summit, or COP26. The participating countries committed to collectively reduce methane emissions by at least 30% below 2020 levels by 2030 in an effort to reduce global warming by 0.2 degrees Celsius by 2050.