Building Soil and Fertility with Pasture Fed Livestock

Permaculture Magazine
Wednesday, 12th August 2020

What would happen to the world's soil if we removed all grazing animals?

How would it affect soil production and the hydrological and carbon cycles?

How can traditional small-scale livestock farming be part of a circular economic that creates well-being and fertility as well as building soil?

How is industrial animal agriculture different from regenerative practices, specifically farming pasture-fed animals who are not fed grain?

Maddy Harland speaks with Dr. John Meadley from the Pasture Fed Livestock Association - - who explains why creating pasture can heal and then maintain the fertility of the soil and why pastoral farming is very different from industrial farming.

He calls it 'farming in conservation with Nature'.

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