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Dairy farmers gain tool for net-zero goals - NMPF applauds Bovaer approval


The National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) commends the FDA's approval of Bovaer, a new feed additive for dairy cattle that reduces methane emissions. This approval is seen as a significant step towards a more sustainable future for the US dairy industry.

"Bovaer is a valuable tool for dairy farmers on their path to net-zero emissions," said Gregg Doud, President and CEO of NMPF. "US dairy farmers have already made considerable progress in sustainability, and Bovaer, along with other emerging technologies, will further empower them to participate in voluntary sustainability programs."

Consumer demand for lower-carbon food products is steadily rising. Innovations like Bovaer will ensure US dairy farmers stay competitive globally and solidify their position as leaders in sustainable dairy production. The NMPF expresses gratitude to the FDA for recognizing and supporting these efforts.

The NMPF also acknowledges the support of the USDA. Gregg Doud highlights the importance of USDA grants awarded to dairy cooperatives for innovative feed management practices.
These grants, totaling over $90 million in 2023, will become even more impactful with the availability of Bovaer. The NMPF anticipates further support from the USDA in fiscal year 2024 as the dairy industry builds on its sustainability initiatives.

The FDA's approval of Bovaer is a milestone for the US dairy industry. This new tool will equip dairy farmers to reduce their environmental footprint while maintaining their global competitiveness.

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