Yeast Probiotic Supplement Reduces Milk’s Carbon Footprint

Phileo by Lesaffre has addressed agricultural challenges with the first yeast probiotic with a Life Cycle Assessment from cradle to farm gate. According to the results of LCA, Actisaf® Sc 47 supplementation can decrease the carbon footprint of milk by up to 5%.

In collaboration with international agri-food products life cycle assessment (LCA) specialists, Blonk Consultants and Phileo by Lesaffre conducted a best-in-class dairy farm LCA, including a critical review with industry experts. The results indicate a significant reduction in the carbon footprint (COeq per kg of FPCM) by up to 5% during the period of supplementation. According to the company’s statement, benefits are not limited to GHG intensity; they also have a positive impact on land use, eutrophication, and more.

Julie Duclos, Global Species Manager at Phileo, emphasises the significance of Actisaf® Sc 47, stating, “This yeast probiotic is a trailblazer; Actisaf Sc47 efficiency and positive impact on farm profitability have been widely proven. Showcasing environmental efficiency through a Life Cycle Assessment from cradle to farm gate, with a very robust process, clearly demonstrates its effect on milk production carbon footprint. Actisaf Sc47’s positive impact on feed efficiency, performance, and carbon footprint makes it a promising solution for dairy farmers dedicated to sustainable practices. Phileo remains steadfast in our commitment to fostering innovation and providing reliable information that supports the sustainable development of the agricultural industry.”

The company states that, as the first yeast probiotic to undergo such a comprehensive assessment, Actisaf® Sc 47 not only reduces the carbon footprint but also proves its efficacy in addressing broader environmental challenges in dairy farming.

Amid increasing demands to reduce the carbon footprint in livestock production, Actisaf® Sc 47 yeast probiotic emerges as a sustainable solution, simultaneously boosting farm profitability and curbing the environmental impact of dairy farming, according to the company.