Defra call for evidence on methane suppressing feed products

23 August 2022

Livestock Dairy Environment
Cattle feeding

Defra is seeking views on the whether there should be a case for government intervention for methane suppressing feed products. These include a range of products that might be added to feed. 

7 September 2022

Give your views on methane suppressing feed products

Defra is calling for evidence on the potential of the range of methane-reducing feed additives in UK agriculture. The 21 question online survey asks you to tick boxes about:

  • your awareness and perception of these additives
  • the current role of feed additives within our farming systems
  • the potential barriers that could prevent their introduction in both the short and long-term
  • how uptake could best be driven – by government interventions, industry or voluntary-led solutions, and what might these interventions might look like.

You can find out more information and fill in the Defra consultation on the Defra:Call for evidence on methane suppressing feed products.

If you want to send your views in to us, email NFU livestock adviser Harriet Henrick.

The consultation closes on 15th November.

Read Methane Reducing Feed Additives Table – the story so far

A draft NFU response will be available on NFUonline in the second half of October.

Summary

  • The consultation opened on 23 August 2022 
  • The call for evidence closes on 15 November 2022.
  • A draft NFU response will be available on this page in the second half of October.