Cows in field

A non-farmers guide to how livestock can help the environment

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I encourage you to think about farming from a restorative versus destructive, rather than a livestock versus plant-based perspective.

Dealing with the weed problem

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Weeds are a real nuisance. Dealing with them can be a mission. Read this blog to explore how to tackle this issue on your farm.

Cattle grazing in field

We need livestock to increase soil carbon

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We need livestock to create one of the few viable solutions available to mitigate climate change. Good agricultural practices can move carbon dioxide from the atmosphere into the soil.

Did you eat today, then thank a farmer!

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South Africa has a population of around 59 million people. Of this population, there are only around 40 thousand commercial farmers. This means that each farming unit provides food for around 1475 people. Now that is a lot of mouths to feed!

Cover crop

Cover crops – restoring soil

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Cover crops are one of many mechanisms that can help shift agriculture from destructive and sick to regenerative and healthy.

Variety of vegetables

Should we always trust agricultural research?

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There is a huge issue in agriculture that most of the research, especially prominent research, is driven by the agrochemical agenda.

Contrasting fields

The carbon balance on dairy farms

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There are seven farms which have negative net carbon emissions for the duration of this study. That is amazing! It completely changes the narrative of the negative impact of dairy farming.

Cattle grazing

The impact of livestock on biodiversity

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Livestock, farming, farmers, meat – they are all often just grouped into one category and linked to negative environmental impacts. This is very unfair.

Trace & Save goals

What do the Trace & Save sustainability scores tell us?

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We have been very encouraged to see improvements. Most farmers working with us have really shown a strong desire to improve the sustainability of their farms.