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Decreased methane emissions in dairy cows: Oregano
« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2010, 03:33:27 AM »
A Penn State dairy scientist has developed an  oregano-based supplement
that not only decreased methane emissions in dairy cows  by 40 percent, but
also improved milk production. Alexander Hristov, an  associate professor of
dairy nutrition, screened hundreds of essential oils,  plants and various
compounds in the laboratory before arriving at oregano as a  possible solution.
During his experiments, oregano consistently reduced methane  without
demonstrating any negative effects, and increased daily milk production  by nearly
three pounds of milk for each cow at Penn State's dairy barns during  the
trials. Hristov has filed a provisional patent for this work.
http://live.psu.edu/story/48055_ (http://live.psu.edu/story/48055)
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