Milk from pasture-fed cows is good for you!

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What the cow is fed has a great impact on the amount and quality of milk it produces. What does choosing milk produced from pasture-fed cows mean for you, the consumer, and for your health?

Feed your soil

Feed your soil, and it will feed your plants

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“The soil is the only stomach that the plant has”. I had never thought of soil in this manner before, and found it to be an interesting perspective.

Watch the Biggs Family tell us why sustainability matters

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“As farmers, we are stewards of the land. It is our responsibility to ensure that as caretakers we treat it with respect and leave it in a better condition for future generations” – Bonnen Biggs, Suiderland Farm

Be a steward of water!

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Water stewardship is defined as being the use of freshwater that is “socially equitable, environmentally sustainable and economically beneficial, achieved through a stakeholder-inclusive process that involves site and catchment-based actions”.

Playing smart politics with your soil

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If farmers could challenge themselves and stop applying excessive nutrients in the form of fertiliser, especially N, and rather focus on building soil carbon, that would force the soil organisms to start working (mineralise organic matter) for their own nutrients.

Multispecies pasture

Why diversify your pastures?

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Multi-species pastures have become a prominent topic over the last few years. Why does everyone make such a big deal about it?

A practical way to assess your soil

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Here is a practical guide based on the work by Graham Shepherd to assess the health of your soil visually. Use this guide in association with the sustainability indicators if you want to improve your soil health.

Cows grazing pasture

What is pasture-based dairy farming?

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On pasture-based dairy farms, farmers try to imitate the way that nature works.

Sue Viljoen WWF

Farmers are stewards of the environment

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The farmers who attended were provided with a fresh perspective and encouragement on how to approach environmental stewardship on their farms.

Environmental stewardship is an important pillar of agricultural sustainability

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One of the important take away points of the day was that this generation (producers, retailers, consumers) needs to understand and appreciate that they have in their hands the opportunity to ask questions, come up with solutions and create awareness across the world about why stewarding the environment is crucial.