Improvement in milk production practices and productivity continue to increase dairy sustainability

The global demand for milk and milk products is increasing, as is public interest and pressure to reduce the environmental impact of milk production.

Thanks to ongoing efforts to increase animal comfort, improve nutrition, and increase animal productivity, today U.S. dairy producers meet the growing demand for dairy products with 64% fewer cows than during WWII.1 As a result, fewer resources such as land, water and energy are needed and less waste is created to produce a given amount of milk.

With a long history of improving environmental conservation, U.S. dairy producers are working hard to increase production while using fewer resources in the process.

Dairymen, like all agricultural producers, depend on the land, water and air for their livelihood. So when technology is introduced that helps improve productivity while reducing the impact on the environment, they understand its value. Posilac® is one of the most effective innovations available for safely increasing the production of milk. Posilac is one of several ways Elanco upholds its commitment to sustainability.

Important Safety Information

The label contains complete use information, including cautions and warnings.  Always read, understand and follow the label and use directions. 


Supplement lactating dairy cows every 14 days beginning at 57-70 days in milk until end of lactation.  

When calculating net carbon footprint, manufacturing processes and total environmental costs must be considered.  



1. Capper, J., Cady, R. and Bauman, D. 2009. “The environmental impact of dairy production: 1944 compared with 2007.” J. Anim. Sci. 87: 2160–2167.