Cow Activity Articles

  • Reducing the Environmental Impact of Cows` Waste

    No disrespect to cows, but they produce a lot of gas. And while farmers may be unfazed by the smell, the gas is methane, one of the most potent greenhouse gases. Across the globe, livestock spew 14.5 percent of all greenhouse gases (methane, carbon dioxide, nitrous oxide and fluorinated gases) released in the environment, and over half that comes specifically from cows, according to a United ...


    By Ohio State University

  • Vermicomposting influences phosphorus microbiology leading to phosphorus enrichment in end product

    The investigation reveals the relative efficacy of composting techniques regarding phosphorus transformation of rice straw (RS) and water-hyacinth (WH). The recipe for each substrate: cow-dung:soil:FYM was in the ratio of 6:3:0.5:0.5. Vermicomposting of WH resulted in the highest proliferation of phosphate solubilising microorganisms (PSM) and their solubilising capacity (PSC) besides causing the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Production and characterization of lignocellulosic biomass-derived activated carbon

    The goal of this work is to establish the technical feasibility of producing activated carbon from pulp mill sludges. KOH chemical activation of four lignocellulosic biomass materials, two sludges from pulp mills, one sludge for a linerboard mill, and cow manure, were investigated experimentally, with a focus on the effects of KOH/biomass ratio (1/1, 1.5/1 and 2/1), activation temperature ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Cow-pattie power

    On a massive cattle feedlot located outside the town of Vegreville, Alta., the pungent odour of cow manure is masked by the sweet smell of the province’s energy future. Turning cattle dung — “brown gold,” as some call it — into green power and other valuable byproducts is a made-in-Alberta energy solution that is not only sustainable and energy efficient, but also ...


    By Himark bioGas Inc

  • Yield and nutritive value of ‘spring green’ Festulolium and ‘Jesup’ Endophyte-free tall Fescue stockpiled for winter pasture

    Pasture-based dairies in the Midwest have a difficult time providing high-quality pasture during winter. Little is known about the yield and nutritive value of festulolium when stockpiled for winter grazing compared to tall fescue. In this study, the yield and nutritive value of ‘Jesup’ endophyte-free tall fescue [Schedonorus phoenix (Scop.) Holub.] and ‘Spring Green’ festulolium [Festulolium ...

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