Farmers in Japan have devised a way of turning the branches of mulberry trees into vitamin-enriched grain for their cattle.
GV PAN AND SVs Mulberry trees being pruned (2 shots)
GV AND SVs Of mulberry branches being pulped and examined (8 shots)
GVs Mulberry grain being fed to cows (3 shots)
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Background: Farmers in Japan have devised a way of turning the branches of mulberry trees into vitamin-enriched grain for their cattle. The mulberry tree is the staple diet of the silkworm which eats the leaves, leaving the branches bare and laid to waste. But farmers are now processing the branches into grain by chopping and shredding them in special grating machines. Branches from other plants can be also be used in the process. The end product contains a number of essential vitamins and is inexpensive to make. The new grain from the mulberry tree branches has another advantage: cows who feed off the product no longer need to sent out to pasture.