The SWAN system
Effective nutrient cycling - cow
Dairy cows

A cow’s rumen is a wonderful thing

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Grass is abundant in the world, and is able to be grown sustainably for milk production. Pasture-fed cows are very efficiently converting a potentially useless form of nutrients into valuable food for people.

Soil life indicators

Soil life indicators on dairy pastures: Case study

Reading Time: 5 minutes

One of the challenges for farmers with regards to soil life is knowing whether the practices they are implementing are positively contributing to healthy soils, which are conducive to soil organisms flourishing. To this end we have been measuring various indicators of life in the soil.

Dairy farm

Carbon footprint and productivity case study

Reading Time: 7 minutes

Carbon footprints are an important tool providing insight on the environmental impact of an entity, but this case study is focussed on the role that a carbon footprint analyses can play in providing feedback to farmers on their farm productivity.

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