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Furniture made from cow manure is no bull

Andrew Norton

Picture yourself walking across the floor and sitting on a chair at your kitchen table. Now imagine that the floor, chair, and table are all made from cow manure! Sound gross?

Researchers at Michigan State University are currently working to use the fiber from processed and sterilized cow manure in place of sawdust in fiberboard. Early results of some tests show that the "manure fiberboard" "seems to match or beat the quality of wood-based products."

This would certainly be a plus for farmers. Instead of having to pay an average of $200 per cow annually, farmers could bring in revenue by selling the manure to fiberboard manufacturers. It will be interesting to see if this flies or not.

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