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The power of the concentrate in Norwegian agriculture

Norway
Published Oct 1, 2021

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Concentrates. What is it really for something, you may ask? It could mostly sound like a sports drink. And in a way it is true, the concentrate is concentrated energy for the domestic animals in a small pellet. This small pellet has radically changed Norwegian agriculture over the last hundred years and may change agriculture also in the future.

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Concentrates. What is it really for something, you may ask? It could mostly sound like a sports drink. And in a way it is true, the concentrate is concentrated energy for the domestic animals in a small pellet. This small pellet has radically changed Norwegian agriculture over the last hundred years, and may change agriculture also in the future. When I grew up and helped to care for cows and sheep at home, the concentrate only went by the name "flour", but when I started at Vinterlandbruksskulen after a quarter of an hour, my students were strictly told that "flour" I was not allowed to call it, that hot concentrate. If we did not learn another that year, said the teacher, then we should at least think this one. I do not know, but "flour" may have come from the fact that the concentrate for a long time had a component of beef bone meal from cattle in it. These were protein-rich cases, and gave good growth and a lot of milk. The concentrate no longer has bone meal in it. It was ...
Source: Bondebladet
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