The Use of Biochar in Cattle Farming

90% of the biochar produced in Europe is used in livestock farming. Whether mixed with feed, added to litter or used in the treatment of slurry, the positive effect of biochar very quickly becomes apparent. The health – and consequently the well-being – of the livestock improve within just a short space of time. As regards nasty smells and nutrient losses, the use of biochar could even herald a new age of livestock farming, closing agricultural cycles of organic matter.

Achim Gerlach and Hans-Peter Schmidt

Journal for terrior-wine and biodiversity, 2008, ISSN 1663-0521