Seaweed cuts cow burp methane

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Seaweed cuts cow burp methane

Category : Dairy

Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization has identified a strain of seaweed that can reduce the methane emissions of cattle burps by more than 99 per cent if added to cattle feed in small amounts.

Asparagopsis taxiformis, which grows in the tropical coastal waters of Queensland, Australia, appears to almost totally disrupt the action of gut enzymes that produce methane, keeping feed energy in the animal instead of being released into the atmosphere.

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