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Mootral Ruminant Feed Supplement 

MOOTRAL, a Swiss AgriTech company that develops innovative carbon reduction solutions for companies and governments, has developed a natural feed supplement that significantly reduces methane emissions from cud-chewing animals (ruminants) such as cattle. The supplement is called Mootral Ruminant (or Mootral).

How Mootral Works 

Mootral is made up of two natural ingredients: garlic powder and citrus extracts. Garlic compounds have shown consistent methane reduction capacity through in-vitro, in-vivo, and ex-vivo research methods. Citrus extracts improve fermentation within the rumen, the first compartment in the stomachs of ruminants. The supplement can be easily integrated into the feed chain depending on the needs of different farming systems.

Reducing a Ton of CO2e One Cow at a Time 

Cows are the largest source of methane emissions in the world. A cow naturally produces around 500 liters of methane a day, which equates on average to 3-4 tons of CO2e per year. This measurement is based on a global warming potential of 28, which means one ton of methane has 28 times as much warming potential as one ton of CO2 over 100 years.

MOOTRAL has conducted extensive research to validate the efficacy of the supplement. Research conducted by an external organization confirmed that adding Mootral to a cow’s diet can lead to a decrease in dairy cattle enteric methane production by more than 30 percent. Typically, one cow on the supplement yields one ton of CO2e reduction.

Click here to learn more about the experimental results of the supplement.

Publication in Translational Animal Science 

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Figure 1. MOOTRAL CEO, Thomas Hafner, visiting Brades Farm.