Switzerland: research on pasturing cows/beetles in pastures

Swiss research shows that pasturing cows stimulate the number of beetles in pastures. Investigations on alps detected more than 30 different species of dung beetles. On average one dung heap housed 50 beetles but individual dung heaps even contained more than 800 beetles. A cow weighing around 600 kilograms produces during her life more than 11000 kilogram dung heaps on pastures and around 120 kilogram beetles use this dung, according to the researchers.

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