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World’s Top Beef Supplier Approves Methane-Busting Cow Feed

  • Brazil’s regulator oks sale of DSM’s feed additive for cattle
  • Product shown to cut emissions from cow stomachs by up to 55%
Workers on horseback herd cattle at a ranch in Paulinia, Sao Paulo.

Workers on horseback herd cattle at a ranch in Paulinia, Sao Paulo.

Photographer: Patricia Monteiro/Bloomberg

Brazil, the world’s biggest beef exporter, has approved the sale of a feed additive that cuts methane emissions from cattle as pressure builds on the livestock industry to curb its role in global warming. 

The country’s regulators have granted full market authorization to Bovaer, a feed additive produced by Dutch nutrition giant Royal DSM NV. The product, which will be used for beef and dairy cows as well as sheep and goats, has also been approved in Chile, the company said Thursday in a statement.