Cattle on straw cut nitrogen losses

Cooper, Olivia
July 2006
Farmers Weekly;7/28/2006, Vol. 145 Issue 4, p49
Trade Publication
The article reports on the ability of farmers to cut ammonia emissions from livestock by bedding stock on straw rather than in scraped cubicle systems according to Sarah Gilhespy of the Institute of Grassland and Environmental Research. Pollution and farmers' costs growth are some of the disadvantages of ammonia emissions. Emissions can be reduced by over 40% by doubling straw use.


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