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Sunday, February 13, 2011

Oregano for cows?

Have you ever thought of seeding oregano with your alfalfa?  It sounds like a possibility.  Environmentalists and EPA point to large ruminants, especially cows as a source of greenhouse gases.  In the case of cows, most specifically; they produce methane.  Penn State researchers have found that a little over a pound of oregano per day can reduce methane emissions from cows by as much as 40%.  Sounds crazy, but who knows?   Another reason you might consider oregano is that it increases milk production by 3 pounds per day.  It stands to reason that it could improve finish and condition in beef cattle as well.  There are over 40 different species of oregano and researchers are now looking at which my have potential for commercial production.

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