16 Apr '11, 9am

Farming with Animals the Right Way (VIDEO) Humanely reared animals are crucial @TreeHugger #animals #farming

Farming with Animals the Right Way (VIDEO) Humanely reared animals are crucial @TreeHugger #animals #farming

Animal Husbandry in Sustainable Farming Nevertheless, from chicken tractors to pigs turning the compost (and of course providing heaps and heaps of manure), this is about as good a case as I have seen for why animals can, and maybe should, be part of a truly sustainable farm. True, as the great video from Huguenot Street Farm showed, compost can be made without animals, and a solar powered tractor is a great fossil-fuel free alternative to oil. Nevertheless, well managed animal husbandry can be a great replacement for both human and mechanical labor, not to mention imported nutrient inputs.

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