Agcotech Global, a prominent producer of animal feed and nutrition solutions, held a grand opening ceremony on 27 April 2023, for their new Methane reduction block factory at Ban Muangkai, in Luang Prabang Province.
The event was attended by distinguished guests, including Mrs. Siriphone Souphanthong, the Vice Governor of Luang Prabang, Mr. Paul Kelly, the Australian Ambassador to Laos, and Mr. Vienthong, the Head of the Board of Agriculture, Resources, and Forestry.
The new block supplement factory, the first of its kind in Laos, produces mineral blocks that are crucial for the growth and development of buffaloes. A single supplement contains 20 kgs and can be used for 1-3 months on 10-20 cows or buffaloes. The block improves the animal’s health while significantly reducing the methane emitted by buffaloes.
This aligns perfectly with Laos’s strategic plan for the development of livestock breeding and the use of new technology, raising the quality of cattle breeding, and generating income for farmers while promoting environmental conservation.
The production of methane is a significant contributor to climate change, and Laos has pledged to reduce methane emissions as part of its commitment to the Paris Agreement. This is where AgcoTech’s Global Methane reduction block factory plays an important role.
The factory’s supplements have a substantial impact on the well-being of animals and the industry as a whole, especially in Luang Prabang, where the cultivation and raising of large animals like cows and buffaloes are significant contributors to the local economy. By directly reducing the amount of methane emitted by the animals, the factory’s establishment is expected to have a positive impact on the environment while simultaneously supporting the local economy and the livelihoods of farmers in the region.
Additionally, the factory’s advanced technology and commitment to sustainability make it a model for the animal nutrition industry not only in Laos but also beyond. AgcoTech Global’s establishment in Luang Prabang province is a significant step forward for the animal husbandry industry and reflects the country’s commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions while promoting sustainable development.