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Wednesday, 6 January 2010

Keeping cattle: cause or cure for climate crisis?

Allan Savory argues that while livestock may be part of the problem, they can also be an important part of the solution. Properly managed, they are essential to land restoration. With the right techniques, plant growth is lusher, the water table is higher, wildlife thrives, soil carbon increases and, surprisingly, perhaps four times as many cattle can be kept. (HT : Rolf Shenton)

3 comments:

  1. Allan Savory argues that while livestock may be part of the problem, they can also be an important part of the solution. Properly managed, they are essential to land restoration.

    Absolutely. Cattle and smaller livestock can both kill off portions of a plant's root system by grazing it, thereby speed up the formation of humus, and at the same time fertilize the soil.

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  2. Grass Is King on Livestock Farm
    Quote: "We call ourselves grass farmers"

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    On using forests to fatten pigs. (From 21:10 to 28:14)

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  3. Nobody wants to talk about Zambia's contribution to Global warming- annual grass fires. Instead of burning the whole of zambia every year we should be turning all that grass into protein and manure. No more need for fertillizer. No more carbon dioxide in the air.
    Yes it would take a lot of work educating people and we'd probably have to fine a good number of the match weilding culprits but we'd all be better off so lets go for it.

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