Why the cattle industry may pass on drug that cuts waste pollution


State News

July 10, 2019 - 11:15 AM

Hereford cattle at the Finney County Feedyard. KANSAS NEWS SERVICE/CORINNE BOYER/KCUR.ORG

GARDEN CITY — Nearly all American cattle spend their final months in massive feedlots, munching on feed designed to fatten them for slaughter.

But not all that goes into the beasts transforms to beef.

Their four-chamber-stomach digestive systems continually seep all forms of gasses, including the powerful greenhouse gas methane they burp up silently and constantly.

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