• Why cows burp less on a seaweed diet

    12 days ago - By NZ Life & Leisure

    A seaweed-rich diet may be the key to reducing burps in cattle.
    New research has found beef cattle fed red algae produce 50% less methane than those eating a typical diet.
    Livestock are a major source of greenhouse gas emissions worldwide because ruminants like sheep and cattle produce methane as a digestive byproduct.
    The researchers fed 21 young Angus-Hereford bulls their usual diet of hay, grains, and corn, supplemented with either zero, low, or high concentrations of red seaweed .
    They then measured the quantity of methane, hydrogen, and carbon dioxide released for 21 weeks. Those...
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