Working with colleagues in Germany, the scientists used food rewards to ‘potty train’ 16 young cows. Photo: AP Working with colleagues in Germany, the scientists used food rewards to ‘potty train’ 16 young cows. Photo: AP
Working with colleagues in Germany, the scientists used food rewards to ‘potty train’ 16 young cows. Photo: AP
New Zealand

New Zealand scientists ‘potty train’ cows for climate benefits

  • The idea began as a joke, the team of researchers said, but dealing with cows’ nitrogen-rich liquid waste could have genuine long-term climate benefits
  • Nitrous oxide accounts for just under 10 per cent of New Zealand’s total greenhouse gas emissions – more than half linked to livestock

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Working with colleagues in Germany, the scientists used food rewards to ‘potty train’ 16 young cows. Photo: AP Working with colleagues in Germany, the scientists used food rewards to ‘potty train’ 16 young cows. Photo: AP
Working with colleagues in Germany, the scientists used food rewards to ‘potty train’ 16 young cows. Photo: AP
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