Advantages for the Environment
Perennial grasses thrive on grazing herbivores. Grazing stimulates grass growth and fertilizes naturally with urine and dung. With little use for tractors and machinery, fewer fossil fuels are being used. Intense rotational grazing allows the pasture to rest and recover, controls weeds and promotes biodiversity. This healthy soil keeps carbon dioxide under the ground and out of the atmosphere. Grazing also prevents erosion of the soil and holds more moisture, allowing the grasses to build a root system that supports rainy or drought conditions. The trampled grasses decay and become organic matter that feeds worms, and other microorganisms that build soil and increase carbon storage in the soil and not out in the environment.