Mutualism is a symbiotic relationship that benefits all parties, which is the relationship we strive for on the dairy farms we work on.
Wendell Berry said: “A significant part of the pleasure of eating is in one’s accurate consciousness of the lives and the world from which the food comes.” I wonder how often we think about the journey which our food has taken to get to our plates.
Representetives from Boointjieskraal, Pennisands and Rheebokrant Farms
Farmers that implement sustainable land-management practices can improve the carbon levels of their soils, thereby moving carbon from the atmosphere through plants into the soil.
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This particular farmer has been working hard to improve the health of his soils, to increase the efficiency of his farm, and increase the milk production on his farm.
As consumers, we should support our local farmers by buying local produce, might I dare to say, even if it costs us more.
“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
On pasture-based dairy farms, farmers try to imitate the way that nature works.
There is also a responsibility to being a land manager. Farmers are in a position to be stewards of the land that they manage.