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Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Good News for Dairy Farners

I can't resist posting about this.

In the June edition of Hoard's Dairyman, the National Dairy Farm Magazine, there is a little blurb about the benefits of manure in the Farm Flashes section.

Here is the basic gist of it:

DAIRY FARMERS FIVE TIMES LESS LIKELY TO GET LUNG CANCER

The bacteria in manure is preventing lung cancer in dairy farmers. In a study of 1,561 Italian dairy farmers they were 5 times less likely to get lung cancer than their local counterparts, as reported in the Journal of Indoor and Built Environment.

Active dairy farmers breathe in a lot of dust and when working around their cattle that dust includes dried manure along with the bacteria that grow in it. The endotoxins in the bacteria build up immunity in the body which in turn reduces the risk of developing lung cancer, reported researchers from the University of Padua in Italy. The greater number of cows, the greater the protection for the herd owner. Dairy manure even helped dairy farmers who smoked; they were less often diagnosed with lung cancer than other other smokers.

Soooooooooooo.......

If you wish to reduce your chances of developing lung cancer, whether you smoke or not, just mail me a donation (I will leave it to your perspicacity to determine the amount) and a few bucks to cover the cost of postage and I will send you a quart ziplock freezer bag of dried cow puckey you can pulverize and sniff off and on all day.


hahahaha...

5 comments:

Solomon said...

My gran always aid "you've got to eat a peck of dirt before you die". It's what keeps the immune system active and fighting.

Donna said...

Now that's wild!

By the way, I used to LOVE Hoard's Dairyman, back when I was milking a few cows and raising bobby calves.

jel said...

HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!! :)

Northern Farmer said...

I always said that manure was good for what ails you :) Makes sense now!

21094 said...

Do you get high if you SMOKE it? Must be some really good s---!
JUST KIDDING!