Use the Cattle to Build the Soil, Not the Other Way Around

Gary Zimmer, author of The Biological Farmer, says biological farming puts the fun back in farming and at Wilton Park in Australia that statement has been validated. One look at the smile on Henry Sheehan's face would convince anyone that he was having way too much fun. Henry is manager of Wilton Park, where FigTrees Organic Farms produces and markets award winning organic beef. Henry's enthusiasm for the eco-system he nurtures is a pleasure to witness. And be warned, it is contagious. The beauty of this shift in focus is that it increases biodiversity, increases the yield per acre, and increases profit, all while sequestering an ever-growing amount of carbon in the soil and making the land more resilient to drought.

1 comment:

  1. this young man talks about cattle grazing but what about horses. the length of grass being not as tall as seteria will grow and some being ground runners like couch. the recommended DSE of horses is 1 horse to 10dse but that is normal farming not regenerative farming. so question is length of grass both in and out and being a mixed grass..?