Brazil, Chile Approve Methane-Reducing Feed Additive


By Greg Henderson, Drovers   

September 9, 2021


Regulators in Brazil and Chile have granted market authorization to Bovaer®, a novel methane-reducing feed additive for ruminants produced by Dutch nutrition giant Royal DSM NV.


Latin America is the first region to grant approvals for the DSM product, which is also trying to get permission in the European Union, the U.S. and New Zealand.


Research and review of Bovaer – known as Project Clean Cow – included scientists from around the globe that encompassed over 10 years, 45 on-farm trials in 13 countries across 4 continents, and more than 48 peer-reviewed studies in independent scientific journals, DSM said in a statement.


“A beef trial with Bovaer at Sao Paolo State University (UNESP) in Brazil conducted in 2016-2017, showed enteric methane emission reductions up to 55%, which highlights the potential of Bovaer for radically more sustainable cattle farming in Latin America,” said Mauricio Adade, president of DSM Latin America...