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    I get quite fed up at times of the disinformation of those that think the world can do without grazing animals being farmed in anyway! Modern factory farming is a curse and a terrible polluter....
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    I recently witnessed a mere accident that was working itself out in the high deserts of Nevada.
    One lone house had a corral with a few horses, the environment is terribly hot, particularly...
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    Bumped my thread. There is such a crazy idea about that the world would be better off without farmed animals! There is a huge difference between factory farming and sound practical farming. If people...
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    Had a bad drought this summer past. My stock were looking great though, shiny fat cows feeding their beautiful calves. I ran out of tucker start of Janurary so took the opportunity to truck them...
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    Another move I've made is to run my few sheep, 22, with the cattle. This is working well as last year I reared a calf that thinks it's a sheep so the sheep are well used to hanging out with cattle....
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    It's calving time again for me in New Zealand. My cows are calving with no problems at all at this point in time. My system means that the animals are shifted to new grass daily, depending on the...
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    I am prompted by Dawn to speak some more of our experiences with Holistic Management.

    When I first read about this system I saw its practical application worldwide. I have always felt so stymied...
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    We are over half way through calving now and heifers and babies are doing well. I wish I could post photos as it's a lovely scene. Cows, like other herd animals have crèches for their young. A dozen...
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    WooHoo, we are officially calving. Have five gorgeous calves on the ground. We did have a tragedy a couple of days ago when we lost a cow and calf with a difficult calving! Unfortunately it was a...
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    This is an interesting article from the Managing Wholes site


    The American Sahara
    The New Desert Beneath Our Feet
    by Thomas J. Elpel

    The world you see outside your window probably...
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    Thank you thank you Paul. Having looked at this particular clip it could well go in the Save the World thread.

    Holistic Management can be applied anywhere, in any country (and is) and does not...
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    Here is my attempt at posting a utube video.

    http://youtu.be/FyMg8mMPRY4[YOUTUBE]FyMg8mMPRY4YOUTUBE]

    Rats!!
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    Yes, I have seen this silverfish, but it's well worth seeing again. England and much of Europe would be termed non-brittle land where rainfall is reliable throughout the year. Growth is reliable in...
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    Here is another excellent example of an Aussie farmer switching to Holistic Management and regenerating his farm.

    http://youtu.be/j12BL3ZbChc

    http://youtu.be/j12BL3ZbChc

    Blast! How do I get...
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    Here is some evidence of Allan Savory's holistic Management in action.

    http://youtu.be/xMjKcCfBtfI
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    I love, love, love springtime, lambs and calves and daffodils and birds building nests, the herons coming back to nest in my tallest trees. The garden calls and things wake up again. I have lots of...
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    Another update on our Holistic Farming Venture. We are in the process of buying the rising two in-calf heifers we have been grazing over the past year. Our venture continues to be low cost. I did...
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    Had an inch of rain in the last two days! With plenty of grass cover on the property every bit of it soaked in, no runoff when there is no bare ground. The cattle get very quiet when they are being...
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    Another update on what is happening with my holistic farming venture. New Zealand is in a serious drought at the moment. The whole of the North Island has been declared a disaster zone. We are dry...
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    Another update on our Holistic Farming venture. Nature seems to be smiling on our venture. Where I farm is an area prone to drought. Summers are usually very dry. Some years you could follow a mouse...
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