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University of Puerto Rico researcher show Latin American cattle pastures being converted to oil palm

University of Puerto Rico researcher show Latin American cattle pastures being converted to oil palm

February 16, 2017 |

In Puerto Rico, a new study published last week in the journal Environmental Research Letters by researchers at the University of Puerto Rico offers the first regional look at lands being converted to palm oil plantations in Latin America. Palm oil is a primary ingredient in processed foods, soaps, cosmetics, and biofuel. Growth of the […]

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Nebraska Company Turns Ethanol By-Products into Dry Cattle Feed

Nebraska Company Turns Ethanol By-Products into Dry Cattle Feed

October 6, 2016 |

A  US based company, Nebraska have come up with an interesting modification for the use of by-products of ethanol production. With emphasis on the fact that no binding ingredient was used, ethanol by-products are used to produce dry cattle feed pellets. One of the co-owners of Platte Valley Distillers, Tom Kruml, said the company could […]

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Cows Who Live in Glass Houses Shouldn’t Emit Stones

Cows Who Live in Glass Houses Shouldn’t Emit Stones

August 31, 2016 |

This month in Finland, a team of intrepid researchers herded one thousand European cows one-by-one into a glass “metabolic chamber” to measure their methane emissions, digestion, production characteristics, energy-efficiency, metabolism, and the microbial make-up of their rumens. The Project is known as RuminOmics, but if it had been titled The Truman Show II: When the […]

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Myanmar ethanol plant allegedly dumping toxic water discharge

Myanmar ethanol plant allegedly dumping toxic water discharge

March 4, 2013 |

In Myanmar, cattle are allegedly dying as a result of drinking water contaminated by Great Wall Ethanol in the Sagaing region. Lab results from the facility’s water discharge as well as 700 meters downriver from the site confirm the high level of toxicity which could be fatal.

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Iowa’s farmers turn to corn stover as feed, pressure ethanol industry?

Iowa’s farmers turn to corn stover as feed, pressure ethanol industry?

November 26, 2012 |

In Iowa, farmers have been turning to corn stover as a cattle feed in light of the recent droughts causing hay shortages. Many farms are beginning to mix stover with hay, vitamins, and minerals to stretch the volume of feed from their hay harvests each year. Iowa State University Extension Beef Specialist Denise Schwab believes […]

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Nebraska promoting itself for cattle, due to low-cost feed from ethanol production

Nebraska promoting itself for cattle, due to low-cost feed from ethanol production

[ 0 ] January 24, 2011 |

In Nebraska, the state’s Department of Agriculture is promoting Nebraska nationwide as a destination for cattlemen to send their calves to be fed because of the availability of good and cheap feedstuffs thanks to access to DDGS from more than two dozen ethanol plants statewide. Ethanol is included in the state’s “Golden Triangle” along with […]

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