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Feeding Rumensin or Bovatec will decrease methane emissions, something the feed mills push on growers anyway. Its a feed additive that combats coccidiosis and also improves feed conversion to milk or weight gain, but it is added cost.
The organic lobby ought to love that (sarc) as they like to scream Antibiotic! Although technically its not an antibiotic that leaves trace in meat or milk, it is an ionophore that affects rumen acidity and bacteria.
I don't have it on my property because cattle are the only mammal that can consume it safely. It is highly toxic to other species of livestock.
I had a few rescue horses that were fed it by the previous owner which basically condemned them to death.
CA is hellbent on driving ALL tax revenue from their state. Either someone with a methane digester business or the feed corps put this idea into Governor Fruitloop's empty head.
Note: the methane digester implementation and installation is by direction of the EPA. The polluting rivers and fining ranchers for building ponds EPA. That one.
Think million$ in cost for a methane digester.
This will ensure only corporately run dairy and beef farms can operate a CAFO in CA. Goodbye family farm.
If they really want to limit these emissions, they should start with the BS emanating from the state legislature as well as from all the various state boards, commissions, authorities, and other areas where state employees lurk.