Happy Summer 2021!
Can you really believe Summer has finally arrived here in Ireland?
We have had a busy Winter - with our new cattle and sheep keeping us on the move every day.
We’re really interested in the idea of holistic planned grazing and how this process can revitalise and allow soils to regenerate.
The cattle and sheep are kept contained in a fenced off area which they graze.
After 24 hours the cattle and sheep move on to the next fenced off area along with some hay and water.
They don’t actually eat all of the grass, the idea is to leave some behind as a protective cover for the soil. The hay is there to supplement nutrition but also to leave behind grass seed (and another layer of protection).
Ruminants especially leave behind a special kind of fermented manure - again adding to organic matter and natural fertiliser for the soil.