Phileo by Lesaffre's Actisaf® Sc 47 yeast probiotic emerges as a sustainable solution, simultaneously boosting farm profitability and curbing the environmental impact of dairy farming, the company said.

In collaboration with international agri-food products life cycle assessment (LCA) specialist Blonk Consultants, Phileo by Lesaffre conducted a dairy farm LCA, including a critical review with industry experts. The results indicated a significant reduction in the carbon footprint (CO2eq per kg of FPCM) by up to 5% during the period of the supplementation of Actisaf® Sc 47. Benefits are not limited to greenhouse gas (GHG) intensity; there is also a positive impact on land use and eutrophication.

Julie Duclos, global species manager at Phileo, emphasised the significance of Actisaf® Sc 47, stating: "This yeast probiotic is a trailblazer; Actisaf Sc47's efficiency and positive impact of farm profitability has been widely proven. Showcasing environmental efficiency through a life cycle assessment from cradle to farm gate, with a very robust process, clearly demonstrate 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."

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, Phileo concluded.
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