A Dairy Farm Where Milk and Manure Pay the Bills
Hi, Cow Fans
The cows at the Audet family’s Blue Spruce Farm make nearly 9,000 gallons of milk a dayâ€”and about 35,000 gallons of manure.
It’s long been the milk that pays, but now the Audets have figured out how to make the manure pay as well. They’re using itâ€”actually, the methane that comes from itâ€”to generate electricity.
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Leon the Milkman
Here is an article with some financial figures as well: Economics of producing methane gas from cow manure to generate onfarm electricity (University of Maryland Cooperative Extension Service. Bulletin) (University of Maryland Cooperative Extension Service. Bulletin)