Africa / Animal Feeding / Dairying / Feeds / Livestock / South Africa

Feedlots can be environmentally friendly

Koos Coetzee of South Africa’s Milk Producers’ Organisation argues that intensive livestock-production systems can be sustainable for people and the environment.

He argues: “It’s erroneously believed that low-input production systems hold the key to sustainable dairy production”

“We need efficient high-input production systems that use technology to produce enough food for our growing population. Farmers will have to ensure production is environmentally friendly and focus on the well-being of animals and people. Farmer organisations will have to address the erroneous belief that sustainable agriculture means low-input farming methods.”

Read more … (Farmers Weekly, South Africa)

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