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Put more nitrogen into milk, not manure

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posted on May, 28 2010 @ 04:05 PM
The more efficient dairy farmers are in managing nitrogen, the more milk their cows will produce and the less nitrogen will be wasted in manure and urine, according a study by Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists and cooperators.

These new efficiency ratings could help dairy farmers make better use of their nitrogen in the face of escalating costs and increasing nutrient regulation. Farmers feed nitrogen in the form of crude protein to their cows, and apply manure and nitrogen fertilizer to grow crops and pasture for cows to eat and convert to milk.

The scientists found that only about 20 to 35 percent of the nitrogen fed to dairy cows is converted into milk. They also discovered that 16 to 77 percent of the nitrogen in manure or fertilizer is necessary for grass and other pasture plants. And their study showed that between 8 and 64 percent of all the nitrogen applied to typical commercial dairy farms is converted into farm products.

Ok, up until now I didn`t know they feed nitrogen to cows.

The whole article here:

[edit on 28/5/10 by sandri_90]

posted on May, 28 2010 @ 05:51 PM

Originally posted by sandri_90
Ok, up until now I didn`t know they feed nitrogen to cows.

Nitrogen is an essential part of all amino acids, the 'building blocks' of proteins. Meat is our number one source of nitrogen, and quite essential for all carnivorous species.

So this is pretty much logic, since cows live on grass, which doesn't have the same high protein content that meat do.

posted on May, 29 2010 @ 01:39 AM
reply to post by Thain Esh Kelch

Thank you!

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posted on Jun, 6 2010 @ 01:44 PM
In some way Tesla was involved with fertilizer:

Perhaps in making nitrogen compounds.
The post with the full thread:

Who knows if he had big plans to set up his electric generating towers
to make fertilizer or nitrogen compounds world wide.
Also nitrogen compounds might be in explosives.
So Tesla's work gets compromised again.

A lot of volts might go into making these compounds and he
was the man to show the way, I mean make a lot of volts.
Tesla rules.

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