The farming sector is responsible for 14.5% of the global greenhouse gases emissions (FAO, 2019).
Dedicating significant efforts, the whole European sector is committed to capping the impact on the climate.
By optimizing ruminants diet, it is possible to reduce the methane emissions up to 40% (Benchaar, et al., 2001).
Sugar Plus liquid feeds can help mitigate cattle emissions by increasing the fermentative efficiency and nitrogen fixation in the rumen.
A study carried out by Bologna University in 2018 (on press), highlighted how the use of liquid feeds did not encourage the proliferation of methanogenic bacteria (Metanobrevibacter spp.) responsible for methane production. In addition, the fermentation of soluble carbohydrates found inside Sugar Plus liquid feeds, leads to a lesser production of methane compared to the fermentation of structural carbohydrates.
An increased rumen nitrogen fixation leads to a reduced nitrogen loss through feces, urine and milk, with positive impact on the environment.
Lastly, by re-using coproducts from the sugar and fruit transformation industry, Sugar Plus has a lower carbon footprint compared to other energetic feedstuff (De Vivo e Zicarelli,2019).