November 12, 2006

Israeli ingenuity department: Garlic fed to cows to ward off ticks

Get your steak pre-seasoned, folks! It's the season for steak, or the 'seasoning' for it:

Garlic will be used to beef up Israel's cattle with the new garlic-flavored hay. The Agriculture Ministry's Veterinarian Institute found that Israel's cows were being fed food infested with ticks. Varda Shkapf, a researcher and expert on parasites, found that the garlic odor was so pungent that it warded off the ticks. Cows that ate regular hay were infected up to three times more than those eating the flavored hay.

Here's hoping that they find an odor that wards off Muslims.