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Science: Seaweed cuts cow methane emissions by over 30%

One way that scientists have been trying to fight climate change is by finding ways to limit methane gas emissions in cattle — in other words, by making cows burp less. Making a totally belch-less bovine is impossible, but dietary changes can limit the gas emitted.

Seaweed and algae have long been proposed as ingredients […]

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Animal Science:

Why build multi-story pig houses? — Pig Progress One Chinese pig producer has chosen to construct sow houses with up to 13 levels. According to the company, economy of scale, efficiency and healthy pigs are […]

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Animal Science:

Getting a better handle on methane emissions from livestock — American Chemical Society Livestock contribute a hefty portion to the average person’s diet, but at a cost to the environment: a lot of methane, a […]

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Agriculture

Researchers uncover new genetic markers for wheat improvement –Kansas State University Wheat scientists have completed the first study of a chromosome in a tertiary gene pool and have called it a breakthrough […]

Fighting emissions from cows burp by burp

Limiting greenhouse gases to protect the environment has been an ongoing battle, but new science is finding a way to reduce the gases coming from one unusual source—cow burps.

According to a recent article, cow belching expels an impressive volume of greenhouse gases including methane and carbon dioxide and when you add it up, their […]