LAMB & DEXTER BEEF
Our flock of sheep and very small (but growing!) herd of Dexter cattle are key tools in our Regenerative Farming journey, helping us to build soil and biodiversity below the ground. They are the workhorses that chow down on our pasture, leave their dung and manure behind and assist us in sequestering carbon into the soil.
Throughout the height of the growing season, we “Mob Graze” our animals. This short duration, high density grazing with long periods of rest and recovery benefit both our animals and our pastures. Our animals thrive thanks to routine access to fresh pasture and a reduced parasite burden. Letting the pasture grow longer means the roots continue to grow and bring up more nutrients and minerals from deep below the ground. This extended growth means more sugar is pushed deep into the soil, feeding microbes and storing carbon.
When we graze a paddock, our goal is to graze 1/3, leave 1/3, and trample 1/3. This trampled growth, along with the animals’ dung and and urine decompose to build soil organic matter and feed the soil biology.
The health of our pasture and the health of our livestock starts with robust life underground – so our focus is on the soil, where life begins.