Algae to be used for cattle feed in Australia

August 28, 2014 |

In Australia, algae may have a new application: cattle feed. Research sponsored by Meat and Livestock Australia and conducted by the University of Queensland was unveiled last week, debuting an on-farm algae growing prototype in Queensland.

Lead researcher Professor Peer Schenk said the farm showed algae could be grown easily in Australian conditions without competing for arable land needed for food production. It would also give livestock producers another protein-rich feed supplement during dry times when pasture quality was poor. Growing livestock feed in algae farms also freed up arable land to grow food for people, instead of feed for livestock, Schenk said.

 

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