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"Piggy Litter" Lets Chinese Swine Live High on the Hog

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May 26, 2013
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A Chinese agricultural institute has developed a microbial bedding system for pigsties that it says helps pigs stay healthy and grow faster. Called a "microbial mattress" the system absorbs and neutralizes the pigs' waste which can later but turned into fertilizer. Tara Cleary reports.


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