Fonterra turns to 'Kowbucha' as a possible methane-reducing probiotic for cows

Fonterra turns to 'Kowbucha'

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Ian Proudfoot

Global Head of Agribusiness, Partner - Audit

KPMG in New Zealand


[04 August, Stuff NZ]

The Fonterra Co-operative group has trademarked the term ‘Kowbucha’, related to its research in using cultured probiotics to limit cow methane emissions. Fonterra have hundreds of dairy cultures in one of the world’s biggest collections, and state they have had promising results in their new methane-reducing fermentations. A final decision on commercialisation of the product is expected to be about 18 months away.

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