training cows where to do their business.

Dry Rot

Livestock Farmer
Could we train them to sh!t in a regular pattern across the field? Save on manure spreading costs. Maybe.

Well, you've got to admit it's the sort of thing scientists do! (Train the cows, that is).:LOL:

How much

North East
There was an article in Profi the other month of a Dutch farmer who was using cow urinals to reduce the amount pee in the slurry , it reduced significantly the emissions , increased the quality of the muck and its value as fertilizer as there was some protein i think in the pee that broke it down and made it gass off and he could i think also sell the pee for some sort of industrial process.


Livestock Farmer
Please describe how this could ever have a practical application
If they're trained to not sh!t and pee when they come into the barn then it could be very helpful for things like milking parlours.

Also if they only use one area of the pen, then they shouldn't be doing it on the bunk line which would make the ground last a lot longer if it isn't cement (and the bunk line much easier to clean up.) Could even eliminate the need for bunk lines to be cement.

If you can't think of ways it could help you obviously haven't cleaned up enough sh!t. The one frozen poo that always gets in the way of the gate opening could eff right off to the poop spot.

NI agri-food stakeholder groups discuss climate change bill with committee

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Written by Richard Halleron from Agriland

The Livestock and Meat Commission (LMC) recently submitted oral evidence to members of the Stormont Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (AERA) committee on the content and potential impact of the Northern Ireland Climate Change Bill (No.2).

This draft legislation was recently introduced to the Northern Ireland Assembly by the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) in conjunction with agriculture minister, Edwin Poots.

“We were accompanied by representatives from a wide range of food industry bodies, including the Northern Ireland Meat Exporters’ Association,the Ulster Farmers’ Union [UFU], Northern...