Effects of BiOWiSH™ on Methane Production and Digestibility

New Research Study Shows How BiOWiSHTM Direct Fed Microbials Affect Beef Cattle Intake, Digestibility, and Methane Production

Enteric methane, which is produced through fermentation in the digestive system, represents a major loss of energy consumed by ruminants, as well as a significant input of greenhouse gas emissions sourced from agricultural sectors. The introduction of beneficial microbial populations to the rumen through direct-fed microbials is hypothesized to reduce methane production and promote non-methanogenic microorganisms, thereby enhancing rumen efficiency. The potential to mitigate methane production in beef cattle consuming an energy-dense, dairy transition diet was investigated for a commercial probiotic.