We were contacted in October by biologists at the Canadian Wildlife Federation. They wanted to meet with us to talk about developing recommendations to promote grassland bird populations and habitat on farms.
We weren't surprised but so pleased to hear Senior Conservation Biologist of Terrestrial Wildlife, Carolyn Callaghan say that of all types of operational farms, beef farms typically represent the best habitat potential for wildlife, including grassland bird populations. This is the case because there are no pesticides, no machinery, and the land contains a huge diversity in plant life.
Rotational grazing in particular is recognized as highly beneficial, not only for soil health (about that Carolyn Callghan has written that "grasslands are a powerhouse of carbon sequestration, storing more than twice the carbon than any other agricultural use), but for bird habitat. It's indeed the practice that the Canadian Wildlife Federation is proposing more beef producers adopt.
It's always a pleasure to exchange with scientists and other interested, inquisitive people about the environmental and farming practices we hold dear. We'll be sure to keep you updated on the developments of that project and of our work with the Canadian Wildlife Federation.
Josée MadéiaFerme Grazing Days Farm
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