“Rather than grazing outdoors, they now have fresh grass brought to them,” Matt explained.
Richard told Matt one of the reasons he’d chosen to switch to this method of farming was because his cows were gradually destroying his land.
Matt explained to viewers: “The zero grazing system used by the Lilburns means the cows spend much of their life inside.
“This way of doing things does have his critics, who feel cows should be mainly outdoors.
“Although it’s used on a minority of farms, research suggests interest in it is increasing,” he revealed.
Published at Mon, 14 Jun 2021 23:00:00 +0000
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