Dairy Science Part 4

July 10, 2013

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Making Manure into Money – In the final segment, Emma reveals all the careers in this hi-tech dairy operation and the roles that they play in the different parts of the cow raising and milking process. Then Josh explores one of the more interesting spinoffs of this dairy business – turning tons of cow manure into money. With expert advice, he finds out how they use an anaerobic manure digester to turn manure into natural gas that produces enough electricity to power the nearby town. They also reveal how they recycle other solid and liquid byproducts of the manure for cow bedding material and fertilizer for farm fields. After that it’s a wrap back in the big barn with 1000 cows mooing goodbye.

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