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Where animals are happy, the food is healthy

Trace and Save’s sustainability measures ensure the consumer that the box of milk they buy is sourced from a farm that treats animals and the environment well.

The vexing question of animal welfare

Animal welfare is certainly a subject about which most people will have something to say. Most people’s opinions are firmly held and are based on their beliefs, culture and traditions, rather than on factual evidence. The broader community needs to understand that animal welfare is a very complex and multifaceted subject which cannot be reduced to one box.

Happy soil life, happy grass, happy cows

Is there a link between regenerative agricultural practices and the idea of happy soil life, happy grass, happy cows? Read this blog to find out more.

Chickens on pastures

Raising chickens on pasture has many benefits which include improved soil health, improved pasture health, and improved chicken health – which improves the health of the produce, be it meat or eggs. Read this blog to find out how this is archived.

Grass-fed beef in the winelands

Jason’s main point of reference is learning from nature, and applying natural principles in managing his pasture and cattle herd. Their approach to agriculture at Boschendal is: “Working with nature, producing real food”.

Why farmers take care of their animals

Have you ever wondered why farmers take care of their animals? Read this blog to find out more about animal welfare and how farmers can measure it.

Grazing management: The key to sustainable pasture-based farming

On pasture-based farms, the roughage grown on pastures is the predominant feed source. It is therefore most beneficial to grow and utilise these pastures effectively.

Do you know how much food your cows require?

Our philosophy about sustainable agriculture is about limiting inputs from outside a farm system to what is strictly necessary. One of the inputs that is often over-imported, wastefully so, is feed.

Animal welfare is important for sustainability

Animal welfare is therefore linked to sustainability in that looking after your animals will ensure less need for external inputs.