Dairy cows are a biological factory that
can convert a wide variety of forages and feeds into milk which is a
high-quality food for humans. The key to this ability is the function of
the rumen microorganisms. Many of the feeds used by the dairy cow are
co-products of food processing and are not directly consumable by
humans. The progress that dairy industry has made in lowering its impact
on the environment and improving sustainability will be highlighted.
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