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Scientists have scoured cow rumens and termite guts for microbes that can efficiently break down plant cell walls for the production of next-generation biofuels, but some of the best microbial candidates actually may reside in the human lower intestine, researchers report.
New biotechnological and chemical methods will facilitate efficient production of chemicals, materials and fuels from renewable natural resources.
In the past, traditional urea-molasses lick blocks for cattle were a convenient, lower cost choice for supplementing protein, energy and minerals in cattle.
One of the peskiest household pests, while disastrous to homes, could prove to be a boon for cars, according to a Purdue University study.
The discovery that a bacterial species in the Australian Tammar wallaby gut is responsible for keeping the animal's methane emissions relatively low suggests a potential new strategy may exist to try to reduce methane emissions from livestock, according to a new study.
A two-year study by a Texas AgriLife Research team in Amarillo has helped bring a new product to market that could allow the cattle feeding industry to realize efficiencies in mills and more weight on cattle.
When it comes to breaking down plant matter and converting it to energy, the cow has it all figured out.
For the first time ever, University of Illinois researchers have discovered how microbes break down hemicellulose plant matter into simple sugars using a cow rumen bacterium as a model.
An Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientist may have found a way to cut the amount of ammonia produced by cattle.
The natural-occurring biopolymer known as chitosan is being put forward as an effective alternative to growth-promoting antibiotics in the diet of ruminants.
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