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Dairy Cows Fed Botanicals-Supplemented Diets use Energy More Efficiently

A new study by Penn State researchers suggests that supplementing dairy cow feed with capsicum oleoresin, derived from chili peppers, or a combination of that extract and clove oil, could improve feed efficiency and reduce methane emissions.
The study involved feeding these supplements to high-producing dairy cows and monitoring their weight gain, milk production, and methane emissions. The results showed that cows fed the supplements gained weight more efficiently and produced less methane compared to the control group. The researchers believe that capsicum oleoresin may affect energy and nitrogen utilization, while the combination with clove oil may have additional rumen-related effects.
This research suggests that botanical supplements like capsicum oleoresin and clove oil have the potential to improve dairy cow health and reduce their environmental impact.

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  • johnte ndeto

    4 w

    Improving feed efficiency and reducing methane emissions, these supplements offer a promising avenue for enhancing the sustainability of dairy farming.

    • We Don't Have Time

      7 w

      Dear George Kariuki Your climate love has received over 50 agrees! We have reached out to Penn State University by email and requested a response. I will keep you updated on any progress! To reach more people and increase the chance of a response, click the Share button above to share the review on your social accounts. For every new member that joins We Don't Have Time from your network, we will plant a tree and attribute it to you! /Adam, We Don't Have Time

      • Joseph Githinji

        7 w

        This is an interesting revelation and a research that should be adopted for a sustainable future.

        • Kevin

          7 w

          This is quite interesting

          • Rotich Kim

            7 w

            The project is good we are looking forward to see the impact on there manure towards our crops

            • Elizabeth Gathigia

              7 w

              A great research and it's worth to be practiced

              • Jane Wangui

                7 w

                I am surprised by how much we can actually do to have reduce harmful emissions.... 👍

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