Methane emissions reduction

For one litre of milk, more than 70% of the environmental footprint is related to the farm greenhouse gas emissions. And half of these are related to enteric methane emissions. This is a huge challenge for the dairy industry.

TRADILIN® is a profitable enteric methane mitigation tool

TRADILIN® helps to tackle this issue in a very unique way. Indeed, TRADILIN® reduces methane without representing an extra cost for the dairy farm, as it provides a 2:1 return on investment to the dairy farmers via increased milk yield and improved dairy cows health and fertility.

TRADILIN return on investment

TRADILIN® leads to 9.5% enteric methane emissions reduction

In the rumen, TRADILIN® drives fermentations towards increased propionic production which leads to reduced methane production and provides more energy for milk production.

An average use of TRADILIN® leads to 9.5% enteric methane emissions reduction:

Eight peer-reviewed articles have demonstrated TRADILIN® methane mitigation effects since 2008. This work has been performed with INRAE, Wageningen University, University of Reading, Leibniz Institute for Farm Animal Biology and Agroscope, in Greenfeed or calorimetric chambers, with corn silage, grass silage or pasture.

Valorex has also developed a patented approach to predict methane emissions via milk fatty acids analyses. This know-how is now used by the Eco-Sens company, which works with dairy processors specifically on their methane footprint. Understanding current methane emissions is where Eco-Sens can bring decisive support.

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VISIOLAC® is a unique decision making web plat-form for account managers advising dairy farmers.

VISIOLAC® uses the MIR fatty acids analysis to deliver advices to farmers, thanks to a set of equations which valorize the fatty acids into zootechnical parameters. Equations are the results of strong Valorex R&D programs. 3 different experiences with 3 reports are available in the tool.

The first steps experience is the one to start the introduction to fatty acids and TRADILIN® to farmers, making the link between the important fatty acids and efficiency or health parameters.

The technical report delivers precise evaluations of zootechnical performances and contributes to fine tune ration and especially maximize the benefits we can get out of TRADILIN®.

The methane report estimates methane emission per litre of milk using INRAE-Valorex patented equation. Technicians can design methane decreasing strategy with farmers combining efficiency, economy and care of the planet. 

Valorex: Advancing the Future of Low-Carbon Farming

Valorex proudly stands as a key member of the Low Carbon Agriculture Consortium, collaborating with industry forerunners in advancing sustainable agricultural methods across the globe. Our innovation and commitment to ecological responsibility are propelling a shift towards more sustainable practices in the domain of animal feed production. With Valorex, sustainability is not just a concept, but a practical reality infused in our high-quality animal nutrition solutions. Our products reflect our promise to the planet, meticulously designed to minimize the carbon footprint of livestock farming.

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TRADILIN® benefits have been widely proven over 30 years, 15 patents and more than 400 scientific publications

Research article | 10/2009

Milk fatty acids in dairy cows fed whole crude linseed, extruded linseed, or linseed oil, and their relationship with methane output.

Research article | 26/12/2018

Methane prediction based on individual or groups of milk fatty acids for dairy cows fed rations with or without linseed.

Research article | 10/2013

Effects of incremental amounts of extruded linseed on the milk fatty acid composition of dairy cows receiving hay or corn silage.

Research article | 2019

Differential effects of oilseed supplements on methane production and milk fatty acid concentrations in dairy cows.

Research article | 06/2015

Effects of forage type and extruded linseed supplementation on methane production and milk fatty acid composition of lactating dairy cows.

Journal article | 10/10/2008

Methane output and diet digestibility in response to feeding dairy cows crude linseed, extruded linseed, or linseed oil.

Research article | 05/2016

Increasing linseed supply in dairy cow diets based on hay or corn silage: Effect on enteric methane emission, rumen microbial fermentation, and digestion.

Research article | 08/05/2020

Methane Emissions and Milk Fatty Acid Profiles in Dairy Cows Fed Linseed, Measured at the Group Level in a Naturally Ventilated Housing and Individually in Respiration Chambers.

Research article | 06/2011

Dietary inclusion of diallyl disulfide, yucca powder, calcium fumarate, an extruded linseed product, or medium-chain fatty acids does not affect methane production in lactating dairy cows.

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