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It’s effective but a methane-reducing feed additive known as 3-NOP won’t be available here for a few years, says ruminant nutrition expert Karen Beauchemin (pictured in her lab at Ag Canada’s Lethbridge research station).

Burp-busting feed additive for cattle still a few years from approval

Alberta research has found 3-NOP works, but the path to regulatory approval is long

Reading Time: 3 minutes A new feed additive can reduce methane emissions in beef and dairy cattle, but unfortunately, it’s not available in North America yet and won’t be for some time. The feed additive, called 3-nitrooxypropanol (or 3-NOP for short), is a methane-inhibiting compound created by Dutch company DSM Nutritional Products. “It’s quite well researched in dairy and beef […] Read more