envirolac shortlisted for Royal Dairy Innovation Award

New palm-free fat supplement short-listed for prestigious Royal Dairy Innovation Award

Published 27 February 2023 Back to News
envirolac has the potential to transform dairy sector performance and enhance sustainability credentials

A new palm free fat supplement proven to not only increase milk yields and quality, but also offer a lower-carbon footprint than palm-oil-based alternatives, has been shortlisted for the prestigious Royal Dairy Innovation Award. The award will be judged at this year’s Dairy-Tech show on 1st February at Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire.

UFAC team at Dairy Tech 2023

Nutritional supplement manufacturer UFAC-UK launched the rumen-inert palm-free fat supplement envirolac in August 2022, following months of ground-breaking research.

During these research trials, it was found that envirolac can offer producers significant financial gains, through improved quantity and quality of milk produced and reduced cost of concentrate feeding.

The research project, conducted by Professor of Dairy Science Phil Garnsworthy at the University of Nottingham, and supported by The Centre of Innovation Excellence in Livestock (CIEL), compared the new palm-free fat supplement, manufactured from locally sourced vegetable oils together with marine oils, against a palm-oil based control diet.

The research indicates that envirolac has the potential to transform the dairy sector and offer a new approach to feeding ruminants – it has been proven to increase dairy milk yields and quality, while offering a lower carbon footprint when compared with other market alternatives derived from palm fat.

Professor Garnsworthy will be on the UFAC-UK stand (E12) at Dairy-Tech to discuss his findings. He will also be presenting to the judges in the Dairy-Tech Innovation Hub alongside UFAC-UK national sales manager, Nigel Bateson. Their presentation begins at 9.55am and is open for all Dairy-Tech visitors to attend.

The Royal Dairy Innovation Award is for research and development in the field of dairy farming and will be awarded for the most practical, relevant product or service which is, or likely to be, the most significant innovation for the future of dairying from a company exhibiting at Dairy-Tech 2023.

The winner will be announced at the end of the Innovation Hub programme shortly before 4pm on the day of Dairy-Tech. Representatives from the winning company will be invited to Buckingham Palace in April 2023 to receive a signed framed certificate and trophy from the Princess Royal.

Robert Jones, UFAC-UK Managing Director commented, “We are delighted and honoured to have been identified as a finalist for the Royal Dairy Innovation Award, and for our new product envirolac, to be shortlisted.”

“Backed by scientific research, we are making breakthroughs in feed formulations, and creating a more sustainable future for dairy production, and it’s great to see our team’s remarkable work recognised as a finalist for this prestigious title.”

envirolac is now available to market through UFAC-UK and its distributor network of feed merchants and feed compounders.

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