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Canada: Prince Edward Island farmers embrace innovative rotational grazing practice for sustainable agriculture

Farmers in Canada’s Prince Edward Island (PEI) province are embracing a novel farming practice known as rotational grazing, which is proving beneficial for both beef and potato cultivation.

As Nancy Russell reports for CBC News, this method involves the strategic relocation of livestock across various land parcels, which not only allows the soil to rejuvenate but also aids in the production of superior grass-fed beef.

The introduction of rotational grazing has brought about numerous advantages for farmers. Primarily, it enhances soil vitality by encouraging organic fertilization and minimizing the dependence on artificial chemicals. Moreover, it enriches the nutrient density of the pasture, resulting in healthier livestock and superior meat products.

Furthermore, rotational grazing presents environmental advantages. The practice helps sequester carbon and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, supporting efforts towards combating climate change. It also promotes biodiversity by providing habitat for various wildlife species.

The provincial government is actively supporting farmers in adopting this practice through funding programs and educational initiatives.

Source: CBC News. Read the full story here
Photo: PEI farmer Nick Green stands in a field where his cows have just started to graze. Credit Shane Hennessey/CBC

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