I like cows. Truly, they are a multipurpose animal. And according to farmer William Taylor, they could even give us eletricity and help our reliance on fossil fuels. Taylor’s made something called the Livestock Power Mill, basically a large treadmill the cows walk on that provides electricity to their farm. He says that if cows all around the world did the same thing for eight hours a day, they could provide six percent of the world’s power. These cows should get a medal for all they do for us.
The Livestock Power Mill system costs $100,000 for a fifty cow set-up, so if you’ve got fifty cows just lying around, you might as well give it a shot.