Granola bars for cows

Nutrient-rich “energy squares” boost milk production, help prevent disease

By Sid Perkins, 10:03 AM May 16, 2012

A food supplement for cattle that’s made from ingredients that are typically discarded could inexpensively boost milk production. The chow may also help prevent disease in cattle, goats and other farm animals.

The recipe sounds a lot like what you’d mix to make a really big granola bar — one that weighs 8 kilograms, in fact. But almost 80 percent of the ingredients in these “energy squares” are either by-products of other food-making processes or aren’t considered safe for people to eat, ...

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