- MP David Morris visited Brades Farm to learn more about the sustainable farming methods pioneered by Lancashire farmers and British agritech company, Mootral
- The visit highlights the need for closer collaboration between Government, agriculture, and innovation to provide scalable solutions for farmers facing the pinch
- Using Enterix - Mootral’s natural feed supplement which reduces methane emissions in cattle - Mootral has pioneered the world’s first CowCredits -the global benchmark methodology to generate carbon credits through the use of methane-reducing supplements.
- David Morris MP has long supported dairy farmers and innovation at home and in Westminster
- The Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra)’s Environmental Land Management (ELM) scheme has recently (26th October) released its response to a Call for Evidence on methane suppressing feed products
- Within its response, Defra calls for products to enter the market from 2025, which Mootral and farmers say are ready now
David Morris, MP for Morecambe and Lunsdale, visited Brades Farm in Lancashire this week, to learn more about how the Government can support innovations which are helping farmers embrace sustainable practices while providing a crucial financial boost.
Brades Farm have been pioneering climate-friendly milk since 2018, having adopted a 100% natural feed supplement produced by the British Agritech company Mootral, which reduces methane emissions from cows by up to 38% in commercial settings.
The visit marks an important milestone in the race to net zero. Despite the challenging economic and political landscape, innovative agritech businesses, the agricultural sector and the Government can join forces to produce a roadmap with realistic and achievable steps towards the UK’s ambitious climate targets.
Thomas Hafner, CEO of Mootral, says: “Farmers across the UK want solutions that allow them to reduce emissions and future-proof our food system.
“Mootral is meeting this demand and empowering farms like Brades to do just that: using Mootral’s Enterix™ farmers can reduce emissions, increase productivity and improve animal health. The partnership between Brades and Mootral represents a model that can be scaled up with cooperation between government and industry, helping us to meet our net zero commitments.`
Ed Towers of Brades farm says: “UK farmers are the stewards of our environment and will be fundamental to the transition to net zero. Farmers have the levers to combat climate change and protect nature, and they need the support of industry and government to develop a practical roadmap to climate-friendly farming.”
David Morris MP says: “It was a pleasure to visit Brades Farm and see first hand how Morecambe and Lunesdale is leading the way in tackling agricultural emissions and providing much needed financial support for farmers with Mootral. Innovation is required in all sectors if we’re to become a science superpower, reach our net zero targets, and provide energy security at home. It’s great to see the private sector step-up and we hope to champion these solutions on a much larger scale.”