The relationship between seaweed and livestock has the potential to seriously reduce emissions in the agriculture sector. A possible Australian breakthrough!
Research has shown that it only takes 1% of
dried seaweed mixed in to feed to disrupt methane production in
ruminants. The seaweed-infused feed can reduce methane emissions from
livestock by as much as 98 per cent.
Asparagopsis taxiformis, a red algae native to Australia,
reacts with vitamin B12 during digestion, effectively removing most of
the methane caused by the fermentation of plant matter in the animal’s