Athian And Elanco Animal Health Team Up To Transform Food Production Through Methane Reduction

(MENAFN- 3BL) GREENFIELD, Ind., February 7, 2024 /3BL/ – Athian (athian) announced the establishment of the first-of-its-kind voluntary livestock carbon insetting marketplace, with the first accepted protocol aimed at reducing enteric methane emissions and improving feed utilization by using innovative feed management products from Elanco Animal Health (NYSE: ELAN). This new carbon marketplace creates an opportunity for farmers to monetize their greenhouse gas emission reductions.

Athian is verifying its first farms and creating, certifying and selling carbon credits within the dairy value chain. This means:

  • Dairy farmers of all sizes now have the opportunity to implement on-farm sustainability interventions, measure the impact and participate in third-party verification for their greenhouse gas emissions reductions. The resulting carbon credits can be offered for sale in Athian’s livestock carbon insetting marketplace.

  • Companies in the dairy value chain (such as consumer-packaged goods companies and food retailers) can then purchase those carbon credits as contributions

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Medgene awarded grant funding by USDA to study Asian Longhorned Tick and develop vaccines

May 23, 2023

 

Medgene awarded grant funding by USDA to study Asian Longhorned Tick and develop vaccines

 

 

 

The USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has granted funding to animal health company Medgene for a research project focused on studying the Asian longhorned tick and its potential to spread diseases among livestock, Yahoo! Finance reported.

 

Medgene plans to utilise its proprietary platform technology to develop and test vaccine approaches aimed at preventing the transmission of tickborne diseases.

 

Dr Alan Young, Chief Technology Officer for Medgene, brings extensive expertise in studying parasite-borne diseases, particularly their impact on whitetail deer, dating back to 2013.

 

Dr Young expressed his appreciation for the USDA-NIFA partnership, highlighting the agency’s commitment to addressing animal health concerns in the US. He said there is a significant role that animal parasites and insects play as disease vectors affecting both wild animals and livestock.

 

Medgene’s vaccine development approaches

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