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Support your local farmers

Support your local farmers

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As consumers, we should support our local farmers by buying local produce, might I dare to say, even if it costs us more.

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

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.

The role that farmers play

The role that farmers play

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There is also a responsibility to being a land manager. Farmers are in a position to be stewards of the land that they manage.

Farm carbon footprint, why does it matter?

Carbon footprint of a farm, why does it matter?

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Every farmer that I have presented a carbon footprint of their farm to has expressed a desire to reduce it over time. One of the main reasons for this is because a carbon footprint is actually an indicator of broader farm sustainability.

Why care about sustainable agriculture

Why care about sustainable agriculture?

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Every individual in society is reliant on agriculture for the food they eat. The choices that we, as consumers, make in what we buy, influences the demand which is created for certain products or brands.

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.