What’s the science behind a Gamechanger?
Grill’d is the first to bring methane-reduced beef direct to consumers. To do that, we had to go out and invest in groundbreaking science and tech.
Luckily, it was all happening on our doorstep, at Sea Forest in Tasmania.
When we partnered up with Sea Forest to lead the way in beef methane reduction, it wasn’t enough to just give cows the seaweed pellets and hope for the best.
We had to get PROOF it was all working.
A few fast facts:
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In a world-first study out at the Grill’d farm, the University of New England (UNE) measured the methane emissions of our free-range black Angus cattle using Greenfeeders.
It’s not cheap, but we knew it was important to have the right tools for the job – and we couldn’t afford to sit back and wait when our planet’s at a tipping point.
How’s the Greenfeeder work?
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Our test batch of cattle were fed either a control pellet (5% canola oil and zero Asparagopsis) or an Asparagopsis pellet (5% canola oil but also containing Asparagopsis extract).
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When the UNE scientists had collected enough data from the ongoing experiment, they started running the numbers.
The results? Up to 67% methane reduction in the cows that ate Asparagopsis.
How’s that for a first try?
We’re stoked, but not shocked – the results were consistent with Sea Forest studies conducted over the years. And we know it can get even better.
In November 2022, we kicked off the next trial with a new herd of cattle.
This time, our target is 90% methane reduction.
We’ve started something BIG.
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