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Making useful new products from waste, a cost saving in raising farm animals for export

Making useful new products from waste, a cost saving in raising farm animals for export

Recycling and upcycling (reusing materials or waste to create higher value products) have become common practice in some industries. As technology improves, it becomes more common for manufacturers in other industries to turn their waste into useful products. Industrial amounts of farm waste are available across Australia and can contribute to farm income if converted into saleable products. Australian scientists are working to produce improved quality, lower-cost feed for farm animals such as cattle, pigs, and chickens by using a molasses-like syrup from the left over material on sugar cane farms. Using chemical processes, it is possible to upcycle large amounts of sugar cane leaves and the dry residue left after the extraction of juice from sugar cane stalk, called bagasse, into quality feed ingredients for farm animals.

Food and Farming
  • Agriculture
  • Biorefining
  • Food And Farming
  • Recycling
  • Sugar Farming
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