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Dairy and Perks of a protein supply rethink

03/07/2022

February 2022

 

There is a big opportunity to rethink how we supply protein to UK dairy cows which could reduce costs and carbon footprint on farms, according to Dr Sion Richards, senior ruminant specialist at Adisseo.

He says replacing soya with domestic and EU-produced protein and formulating diets based on amino acid supply are ways the industry could achieve this.

Dr Richards says: “Protein represents one of the major costs of feeding dairy cows and also brings one of the highest carbon costs. Soya is considered one the best protein sources, but is one of the worst ingredients from a carbon perspective.

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