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    feeding glycerine to cattle

    Anyone had any experience feeding glycerine to cattle?

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    Re: feeding glycerine to cattle

    I heard of someone doing it this week, actually. Ask Timorcoco about it. I wouldn't have thought the residual methanol would be much good for their vision among other things and the caustic could also be a bit rough on the digestive tract!
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    Re: feeding glycerine to cattle

    3DB,
    Most mammals do not have the problems Humans have with methanol.
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    Re: feeding glycerine to cattle

    Methanol is often added to aneorobic digesters (biogas plants ) to stimulate the bugs that fart methane. The bugs are
    of numerous species, derived from a cows first stomach contents, and enjoy the alcohol.
    The studies I've read , easily googled , suggest raw glyc at max 10% of dry weight feed , but ramped up over several weeks.
    A mate is trialing a glyc/hay diet on a few cows now , we'll see how they go. They certainly relish the sweet taste !

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    Re: feeding glycerine to cattle

    Timorcoco, long time no see.
    Does your friend neutralise the residual caustic?
    Tony
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    Re: feeding glycerine to cattle

    Quote Originally Posted by Tony From West Oz View Post
    Timorcoco, long time no see.
    Does your friend neutralise the residual caustic?
    Tony

    Hi Tony ,
    not neutralising the raw biodiesel glycerol by-product .
    I have not read of this for glyc cattle-feeding , which I believe is
    common in U.S. factory-farms, where it's used as a replacement for molasses.
    But those places are certainly not designed to pamper the inmates.

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