$700 million anti-flatus fund - submissions invited - don't let the bounds of decency or good taste hold you back
Can't a cow even belch or flatulate without a Gillard clipboard equipped inspector turning up to check?
Hush money: farmers to be paid to make cows burp less
- BY:SUE NEALES, RURAL REPORTER
- From:The Australian
- March 20, 2013 12:00AM
AUSTRALIA'S 8500 dairy farmers may soon be receiving cheques from the government for making their cows burp and fart less.
Under the $700 million-plus national Carbon Farming Initiative, farmers will be encouraged to feed fats and oils such as canola meal and brewers' grain waste to their 1.7 million milking cows for three months to supplement summer grass, reducing the amount of methane gas each cow emits by 20 per cent.
Digestive emissions from livestock cause more than two-thirds (68 per cent) of the total greenhouse gases created by agriculture, which overall contributes 20 per cent of Australia's harmful emissions.
Wasn't there once a natural order to these things? Like this