Natural Zeolite to Reduce Nitrate Leaching in Dairy

It has been known for many years that adding natural zeolite to the diet of a cow will improve its health, reduce toxins and optimize nutrient intake. But new research has shown that the benefits may not end there. Researchers in New Zealand are looking into the positive environmental impact of feeding zeolite to cows.

Nitrogen in the form of ammonia is created when a cow eats, during the digestive process this builds up and is passed on.  Leaching of these excess nitrates from dairy centers has been a growing issue all over the world. By adding zeolite to the feed, this free ammonium and nitrogen could be bonded and sequestered, reducing the amount that leaches into the water table.

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