CREATIVE, HOLISTIC LIVESTOCK, GRAZING AND FARM DESIGN: LOSING THE 'DRIVE ON' MENTALITY
About Deirdre O’Mahony’s Model Plot:
“Really thought provoking. Reinforcing the direct relationship between nature & human health. Introduced new species.” - Participant Field Exchange 2022
Creative, holistic livestock, grazing and farm design: Losing the 'Drive On' Mentality progressed the idea that a holistic approach to the farm (including the farmer) can improve lives, dramatically reduce inputs and labour costs. Thus, the farm becomes more profitable, even on reduced hours - leading to a higher quality of life and (almost by accident) leads to a climate mitigation mission as well as increased biodiversity. In this Exchange, Clive Bright discussed the creativity of farmers in designing grazing methods, crops, and seed choice in order to reduce fertility inputs and have high welfare animal systems.
Clive Bright (Organic Beef Farmer - Ireland)
Artist: Deirdre O'Mahony