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Old 01-30-2014, 03:11 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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Old 01-30-2014, 03:34 PM
 
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"Cow farts are a serious health hazard." Boy, I can remember working in a old-fashion, low-ceiling cow barn with just a few windows............ewwwwwwwwwweeeeee. Sometimes you could believe that you were trapped in there with killer cows!

They do need Beano or something.
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Old 04-10-2014, 09:29 AM
 
Location: Vegas
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Cow Farts Harmful. How About Camel Farts?



They're ugly and will spit on you in an instant. But, they produce too much greenhouse gas? Check it out @ Do camel farts contribute to global warming? - Seriously, Science? | DiscoverMagazine.com

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Old 04-13-2014, 07:10 PM
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Maybe if you're standing behind the cow.
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Old 04-13-2014, 07:19 PM
 
Location: Chesapeake Bay
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Gotta watch out for those cow farts. They can cause problems.

Farting Cows Make Barn Explode In Germany

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Old 04-16-2014, 03:14 AM
 
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I used to know someone whose family owned a pig farm. They had some kind of electronic things that measure the amount of methane in the air. If it got to be over a certain amount, they had to send the employees home.
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Old 04-16-2014, 03:55 AM
 
Location: Nescopeck, Penna. (birthplace)
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Maybe if you're standing behind the cow.
Never noticed much in the way of flatulence (I worked almost exclusively with Holsteins, FWIW), but you verdammt sure wanted to move away quickly if Ol' Bessie lifted her tail and arched her back. If she coughed or sneezed during "the act". that stuff could fly up to five feet or so -- and at shoulder level.
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Old 04-16-2014, 05:48 AM
 
Location: Swiftwater, PA
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Never noticed much in the way of flatulence (I worked almost exclusively with Holsteins, FWIW), but you verdammt sure wanted to move away quickly if Ol' Bessie lifted her tail and arched her back. If she coughed or sneezed during "the act". that stuff could fly up to five feet or so -- and at shoulder level.
I had to take their temperature many years ago. We used thermometers attached to a clip by a string. We clipped the clip on the tail so we would not loose the thermometer. Like you state - we got out of the way if Bessie started to lift her tail! My feeling was that five feet could have been a minimum safe distance!
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Old 04-16-2014, 06:16 AM
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When we feed our 85 cattle in the feed lot, we strap a custom collection bag near their butts that collects their gas.
Much like collecting Maple syrup from Maple trees.

As the cows feed their gas is fed to a storage tank, processed, condensed and reused in our farm equipment.
Small Dairy Farms can power their operation and milk processing machines just off the Cow farts.

Willie Nelson funded the research down at Texas A&M that developed the process.
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Old 04-16-2014, 03:01 PM
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Methane stinks!
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