WHERE CAN I BUY CARBON 2M?
The natural way to herd health
Cattle are a significant source of methane emissions due to the mechanics of their digestion. Methane is a powerful greenhouse gas, 25 times more effective at trapping heat in the atmosphere than carbon dioxide. According to a US EPA study in 2015, cows are responsible for 26% of America’s total methane emissions. However, recent studies show that if cattle consume carbon as part of their diet, it can help reduce the amount of methane they produce.
Moreover, charcoal has overall benefits to animal health including improved overall gut health and increased milk production in dairy cows. Carbon is a win-win for both the farmer and the environment. Titan is working closely with research facilities to generate the necessary approvals to allow us to introduce carbon into the Canadian farming marketplace as a feed supplement.
The true extent of carbon’s usefulness in our lives is just now being explored by companies like Titan. Studies have found found that when it was added to animal feed, initially as a colourant, the animals recovered from illnesses faster, and required fewer or no antibiotics to do so. Not only that but dairy cattle produced significantly more milk and the barns smelled better.
WHAT THE EXPERTS ARE SAYING
Progressive Dairyman magazine ran an article on the use of charcoal for heard health. In Can charcoal close the door on antibiotics? (Issue 9, September 2018) Kathleen Draper, the U.S. director of the Ithaka Institute for Carbon Intelligence felt positive about its use. “Since biochar has been used for years in Europe, our team has been interested in the benefits it can have on our soils and with animal agriculture,” she says. “I was recently in Austria, where I toured a large poultry farm that uses biochar in their feeds. The animals love it, the producers are able to eliminate antibiotic use, and the odour of the litter has been significantly decreased.”
For more information, please download the attached PDF of the Progressive Dairyman article here, or visit the website here.
This article was the Number 1 most often downloaded article for Progressive Dairyman in 2018.
The Western Producer also covered Titan Clean Energy and Carbon 2M specifically in their article Charcoal: Age-old practice meets the new age (October 17, 2019, p. S9) to read the article, visit the website here.
BBC Future Agriculture: Can charcoal make beef better for the environment? (February 6, 2020). This article focuses on the potential for methane reduction within the animal's gut biome, as well as the improvements to the soil that biochar, once digested, can make. Please click here for a link to the article.
The animals love it, the producers are able to eliminate antibiotic use, and the odour of the litter has been significantly decreased.
Janie Jenson, Regina, SK
WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS ARE SAYING
Both Ms. Jenson and the Luther Family have been using Carbon 2M dry powder for over two years. Find out more about what they've learned by clicking on the links below to download a PDF of their testimonials.
Janie Jenson, Regina, SK
CHARCOAL BOLUSES AND ORAL PASTE TUBES
(Available through your veterinarian)
Ask your vet about spot-treating animals with our easy-to-apply products for spot treatments. An excellent way to treat scours, coccidiosis and diarrhea.
Charcoal Boluses are available for small animals in containers of 50 x 7.5ml (3g) gel caps, or in boxes of 12 x 110ml (50g) gel caps for larger animals.
Charcoal Oral Paste Tubes are available for small animals in a box of 10 x 80ml (100g) tubes, or in in box of 12 x 300ml (375g) tubes for larger animals.
INFORMATION AND PURCHASING
Carbon 2M Fine, Coarse and Superfine is now carried by Federated Co-op throughout western Canada. These are ideal for creep feeders and as a general feed additive. Ask for Carbon 2M at your local Co-op store or contact us at 306-734-2222.
Are you a Veterinarian? You can contact our office anytime, or order the paste tubes, boluses and superfine charcoal powder through the WDDC.