Germany: research on cattle eating herbs

In Germany research of the Federal Information Center for Agriculture (D) and the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL) shows that cattle like to eat certain herbs when they have a choice on species-rich grassland. The research was done in in grazing trials on alpine meadows. FiBL has proven that herbs reduce the number of somatic cells and stabilize udder health. Secondary plant compounds in herbs have an antimicrobial and antioxidant effect.

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