New probiotic reduces livestock burps

The search to reduce methane emissions in the form of belching, flatulence and manure, may have found a workable solution. Mootral, a new natural feed supplement, claims to instantly reduce cow methane emissions by some 30 percent. The supplement, made of garlic and citrus extracts, is compressed into pellets and mixed into cattle feed. The two compounds improve animals’ ability to digest without emitting excess methane. Mootral does not reduce the number of cow burps but restricts the amount of methane the animal releases.

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