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Why do cows fart so much?


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2012-03-11 01:52:54
2012-03-11 01:52:54

Cows are ruminant animals, that is, they have four compartments in their stomach. When they eat grass, bacteria in the first compartment, the rumen, softens it. The cow can then bring it all back up into its mouth and chew it again (chewing the cud). Because the process of food breakdown is anaerobic (without air) it produces methane, a powerful greenhouse gas. This is mostly belched, but partly farted.

Agricultural scientists are experimenting with different food additives to try to lessen the amount of methane emissions.

  • There are more than 150 different species of ruminants in all continents except Australia and Antarctica.

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Well how much a cow passes a day is a lot because cows eat so they have to pass gas. (fart)

They fart so much because they eat to much

cows actually burp methane because they have 4 stomachs.

They don't fart out of there mouths only there butt which realease methane!

yes methane is in a cows fart and there is alot of its better for a cow to fart outside than it is for them to fart while they are all couped up and the reason for this is because the methane which is let out by cows farts goes into the air and pollutes the earth and if they fart outside it is easier to spread out but when they are all couped up it gathers in one place and when the doors are open then it all rushes out all at once and then its harder to spread out so yes in fact cows farts do produce methane *it does not matter if the cows "fart" inside or outside. the methane is still being released regardless of where. If the cows "fart" inside there are mechanisms which are able to capture the methane which prevents it from entering the atmosphere at all. *Cows "farts" are not the main cause of methane. The methane is caused by the regurgitation and "burping" when the chew the cud. hope this helps

you can fart louder by eating more food so much so whenever you need to poo just get ready fart

The gas in a cow's fart is mostly methane which is a 'greenhouse gas'. So it's bad for the environment.

Well, a fart is a natural gas. We humans fart too. However, the stink isn't something someone would actually want to find out...

She eats way to much beans?

Cows cause "enviornmental problems" because the "fart" or "poot" "toot" or Fart. PU!!!!

all people fart. bob is a human so bob must fart. i, fart doctor, would know. i too fart so if i can do it, so can bob.

Look mate, we all have to. Cows have the right to also and it stinks!

It releases methane which is a greenhouse gas i.e. traps heat from the sun making the earth hotter

cause they get a time out and get lonely

Usually between 30-50 times a minute due to their 4 stomachs. They are responsible for 14% of the worlds greenhouse gases.

not very loud they're more like major SBD's

Because we a monkey has children it mates with a cows fart boule.

some time sshees old cows fart loud

They fart when there angry so they have intercourse with the female and after that they fart.

Good dairy cows are the result of selective breading.

jovanovich loves to fart so much

Cos they eat too much and too often

In Austrelia there are farms with millions cows,pigs that (it is anbilivable but)they fart and retch and the ozone reduse

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METHANE this effects global warming because it is a greenhouse effect.

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