Posts Tagged ‘livestock’:

2022-03-06 Reducing Methane From Livestock, Cows

Methane is more than 25 times as potent a greenhouse gas as CO2, and cows are responsible for emitting much of it. The researchers are finding that feeding cattle red seaweed can dramatically reduce the amount of methane that cattle emit. This PBS Newshour video explains. .

2021-09-22 Most Farmland Used To Feed Livestock quote: << There is also a highly unequal distribution of land use between livestock and crops for human consumption. If we combine pastures used for grazing with land used to grow crops for animal feed, livestock accounts for 77% of global farming land. While livestock takes up most of the world’s agricultural land it

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2021-05-08 Methane, Fossil Fuels In Livestock And Dairy Farming

From FB reply I’ve read there is research about feeding seaweed to livestock to reduce methane. The livestock industry has had manure digesters that produce enough power to run the dairy farms, and this is a mature technology. They could also run the farm equipment using compressed methane AKA natural gas. In any case the

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2020-07-05 Livestock Causing Shrinking Colorado River Water Supplies

2020-07-08 This article tells how growing feed crops for livestock is using up 23% of the water. The large part of this water is used to grow the feed for the cattle. The northern part of Texas and Oklahoma are running dry because the underground aquifer is being depleted.

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