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How to make cows burp less!

Posted by Lindy on September 9, 2008

It is the wind from the mouth of the cow, not the gases from from the rear, that does the most damage to the environment. If they are fed cut-up straw ( that they hate on its own) mixed with something nice like sugar beet – just a mere drop at 2kg out of 60kg they eat each day – they have to chew more, digest better and have fewer burps! It cuts the methane by 20% but it also increases milk yield by 15%

See more look at the original article in the Times


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