Cow power

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GREEN energy companies have been approaching dairy farmers in Galloway with a view to harnessing methane from cows to develop a revolutionary renewable energy source.

A spokesman for the newly formed Wind In Need Dairy Users Partnership said: “It’s an idea that really could blow the lid off the idea of using wind as energy.

“Researchers from Argentina were surprised to find that a single 550kg cow produces between 800 to 1,000 litres of emissions each day. In an attempt to understand the extent of cow flatulence, scientists there are strapping plastic bags to the backs of cows to capture their emissions.”

The leading expert on cow flatulance, Finnish scientist Dr Lirpa Loof told The Galloway Gazette: “This could change the way we look at all herds of cows.”

Those interested were to register with WINDUP by 12noon today.