Cows may be getting a bum rap over their greenhouse gas emissions — or not. Mathematical equations used in predicting cows’ methane emissions are inaccurate and need improvement to help dairy farmers mitigate greenhouse gas releases
The newest installation is on a dairy heifer calf raising facility near Albany, N.Y. The facility maintains 2,000 head when full. The farm’s new composting and heat recovery system will help to eliminate the operation’s dependence on propane, while reducing diesel, electric and grid-based energy dependence.
March 24, 2010 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service recently released a report on manure use for fertilizer and energy production.
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