Higher Quality Livestock Diets

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    A new study says there’s more profit for farmers incorporating a higher quality feed in their livestocks’ diets.

     

    A new study says that there’s more profit for farmers in incorporating a higher quality feed in their livestocks’ diets and it would help reduce carbon emissions as well.  Livestock productions is responsible for 12% of human-related greenhouse gas emissions.  The largest percentage of this is caused by land use change and deforestation.  Researchers say that if farmers would mix higher-energy feed in the livestock diet mix along with the grass, less land-change would be needed.  And there’s a bonus for farmers--livestock that eat more energy-rich diets grow faster and make more milk making more money for the farmer.  Sounds to me like it just makes sense!