The book covers not only the needs of the pasture plants, soil, and livestock, but also helps you understand how to set up the most suitable grazing system for the farm.
Upper Canada Mercantile, a member of the Upper Canada Fibreshed (UCFS), set out to create a blanket that would represent the land, climatic and human based interactions that make a product unique. The fabrication of these soft wool blankets depends on a wide range of talent and resources within our Fibreshed, from shearing to processing and weaving—an excellent example of what Fibresheds are all about.
Jean Beaudet, Linda Labrecque and their son Antoine Beaudet raise Holstein and Brown Swiss dairy cows on their certified organic farm in Leclercville, QC. Their objective is to grow the best forage possible in order to feed the cows economically and promote the best animal health possible.
Fascinated by his farmland’s transformation during his transition to organic practices, Blain wanted to know whether his observations could be backed by data. With the help of Peter Donovan from the Soil Carbon Coalition, he uses Google LandSat composite images to identify how well his land is capturing solar energy.
In a market flush with green washing, staking a position and definition around “ethical” meat can be a challenge. This book aims to help farmers make a successful entry or transition to producing and marketing ethical meat.
The Robbins–Wiebe farm is one example of how livestock can form an integral part of a Saskatchewan farm. Integrating livestock with field crops, they have improved the quality of their land, soil, crops, and livestock.
Read about organic and sustainable farmers from across Canada focused on how to build and maintain healthy and productive soils.
As its rather alarming title indicates, it deals exclusively with fecal matter discussed from every possible point of view.