News

May 2022

Fenaco launches CO2 certificates for climate protection in dairy cows.

“The validation of the UFA Swiss Climate Feed climate protection programme for dairy cows has been successfully completed. This means that CO2 certificates for the newly launched methane-inhibiting mineral feed of the Fenaco subsidiary UFA can be offered from autumn 2022.”

 

“It contains the natural preparation Agolin® Ruminant. According to scientific trials and field tests, the mixture of high-quality plant extracts improves the digestion of dairy cows and thus reduces methane emissions by about 10 percent.”

November 2021

Starbucks journey to sustainable dairy

In 2021 begins work with Agolin in the U.S. to source milk from cows fed Agolin Ruminant, a plant-based feed additive certified by the Carbon Trust to improve feed efficiency and reduce enteric methane, ultimately reducing dairy’s carbon footprint while also helping dairy farmers increase financial returns.

Today, Starbucks is launching a collaborative effort with dairy farmers and The Nature Conservancy to help refine and scale an approach to sustainable dairy and environmental stewardship for the betterment of people, planet and animals.

Supporting the long-term health of the dairy industry is the latest effort in Starbucks commitment to a resource positive future – giving more than we take from the planet.  […]

October 2021

FrieslandCampina as a partner is a very conscious choice

The member dairy farmers of FrieslandCampina, feed additives producer Agolin and feed supplier Agrifirm together started a pilot to explore new ways of reducing greenhouse gas emissions in 2020.

Dairy produced in good balance with nature and climate: FrieslandCampina strives for climate-neutral dairy in the year 2050. Barry Callebaut, the world’s largest chocolate manufacturer and a customer of FrieslandCampina, has the same ambitions and also applies a chain-wide approach with respect to this. The two companies joined forces and started a chain-wide cooperation to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions at the farms by means of an additive in the cattle feed.[…]

August 2021

A new study from Dr. Frank Mitloehner’s lab at UC Davis looks at reducing enteric methane using essential oils

Could Agolin be a tool to fight climate change in dairy cattle?

Whether or not you subscribe to the ability of essential oils to ease your stress, lighten your mood or give you a feeling of calm, it’s worth taking a look at how some of them are being used as feed additives that reduce greenhouse gas emissions of cattle. A team at University of California, Davis, under the leadership of Frank Mitloehner, Ph.D., published a paper in October 2020, studying Agolin® Ruminant (AGO) and its ability to do just that. The Mitloehner Lab found an 11 percent reduction in methane intensity.

“One thing we’re focusing on in this lab is to quantify greenhouse gases from cattle – the amount of methane they belch for example, how much comes from manure – and most importantly mitigate those gases. That’s what we’re known for,” Mitloehner said. “These essential oils had quite an impact on reducing enteric methane.” […]

 

July 2021

In collaboration with Gold Standard and Agolin, Barry Callebaut has developed a new methodology to quantify and certify CO2 insetting for dairy within our chocolate supply chain.

 

“I am very pleased that we have been able to develop a methodology with Gold Standard and Agolin to credibly quantify and certify CO2 reductions. This closes an important gap and provides a great basis for us to scale up this work with our partners.”

– Oliver von Hagen, Director Of Sustainability Global Ingredients at Barry Callebaut Group

 

July 2021

“Fenaco launches a project to significantly reduce methane emissions from dairy cows “ 

“It contains the natural preparation Agolin® Ruminant from the innovative Swiss company Agolin SA. According to scientific trials and field tests, this blend of valuable plant extracts improves the digestion of dairy cows and thus reduces methane emissions” […]

September 2020

REUTERS “Burps to burgers: food companies wrangle climate-warming cattle emissions.”

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (Reuters) – Looking to improve milk production, California farmer John Verwey turned to a Swiss-made feed additive designed to make a cow more efficient while reducing methane emissions from cattle burps […]