Carbon Trust extends Rumitech assurance as UK moves to Net Zero
19 Nov 2020
The reduction of livestock methane emissions should now be at the forefront of every farmers mind, as the UK looks to meet its net zero target by 2050.
Over the next three decades, the agricultural industry will need to evolve in order to meet this target; looking at land management, farming practices and the feeding of livestock.
In January 2020, the Committee on Climate Change published a report on Land Use: Policies for a Net Zero UK, and within this set out a mandate for feed producers to make use of methane inhibiting feed additives in compound feeds before 2023.
UK based Harbro has been leading the way in methane reduction for over ten years with its product Rumitech, a unique feed additive, which has an assurance from the Carbon Trust.
Rumitech was the first agricultural feed product to receive Carbon Trust assurance back in 2018 and they have now extended this following the submission of further scientific research; allowing the Carbon Trust to state in its opinion that correct use of Rumitech can reduce methane emissions in dairy, beef cattle and sheep.
“We are delighted that Rumitech has had its Carbon Trust assurance extended. Due to the recent interest in environmental issues, the Trust has tightened its certification process and as with the original approval, it confirms the strength of the science behind Rumitech and the effectiveness of the product to help farmers minimise carbon impact”, commented, Stephen Kenyon, Harbro Executive Chairman
Already available in a number of Harbro compound feeds and blends as well as a mineral and concentrate additive, Rumitech not only offers farmers a flexible solution to reducing methane emissions but also contributes to overall sustainability targets on farm by improving feed efficiency and performance.