Animal Feeding / Climate Change / Crop-Livestock / Fodder / Forages / Livestock Systems

Could perennial fodder crops mean more sustainable livestock production?

Paul Douglas brings news that farmers are exploring perennial fodder crops called ‘tagasaste’ and ‘Old Man Saltbush’ to protect soils, prevent erosion and avoid the energy, time and monetary costs of planting annuals for fodder. As a bonus, he says, the farmers are also finding that the more rugged perennial diet reduces parasites and decreases methane emissions, too.

Read more … (Treehugger)

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