Properly-timed grazing allows livestock to fertilize soil and stimulate new grass growth, mimicking the migratory herd movements that co-evolved with our planet’s grasslands.
Little grass remains after years of “rest” with no grazing. In arid climates especially, a lack of grazing causes grasses to oxidize and die off.
Rain is unable to soak into the hard bare ground, so plants can’t grow, soil erodes away, and flooding occurs during heavy rains.
Bare ground releases CO2 into the atmosphere, leaving lifeless dirt instead of rich soils.
Perennial grasses with deep roots sequester carbon into the soil, reversing climate change and creating soil fertility.
Grass cover protects from erosion and lets the soil act as a sponge for any rainfall. In droughts, this makes all the difference.
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