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Australian Climate Madness

Monday, October 20, 2008

Kangaroo-gate: Fart-free diet for cattle

Another few million bucks down the drain as Victorian scientists try to reduce cattle methane emissions by tinkering with their diet. This all started, you will no doubt recall, because of Ross Garnaut's crazy suggestion that we all should abandon beef and lamb, and eat kangaroo instead, because they produce fewer emissions than sheep and cattle. The farming industry has been forced into self-preservation mode thanks to this nonsense, spending money to defend their industry that could have been much better spent elsewhere.
The DPI's [Victorian Department of Primary Industries] Chris Grainger said in a trial, methane emissions were cut by 12 per cent, by feeding the cattle cotton seed.

"One of the most promising things that we can add to the diet seems to be fat or oil," he said.

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