Farmers are using cow poo and Fitbit-like collars on cattle in a bid to help the planet.
A new report from Arla, the farmer-owned Danish dairy co-operative, has found that dairy farms across the UK are using different techniques to cut their environmental impact. This includes using cow poo to fuel milk tankers, reducing the amount of protein in their cows’ diets, and making sure their cows are healthy and happy. Farmers have even been fitting their animals with hi-tech collars to monitor how they’re doing. If cows are happy, it supposedly increases milk production. Dairy cows are blamed often for producing lots of greenhouse gas emissions, so farmers hope that these steps will help to tackle climate concerns. The Arla report looked at data from 1,964 farms across the UK.