Livestock systems are characterised by rapid change, driven by factors such as population growth, increases in the demand for livestock products as incomes rise, and urbanisation. Sustainable development is the efficient safe production, high quality agricultural products, in a way that protects and improves the natural environment, the social, local communities, and safeguards the health and welfare of all farmed species.
1. Lower cost tag is lower risk: No matter what, farming is risky. But the cost of fertilizer, herbicide, and other inputs is both high and uncertain. Livestock rotation reduces input costs.
2. Healthy soil reduces weather-dependence: Effective livestock management can rapidly rebuild soils. Healthy soils hold more water.
3. Keep little ones busy, learning and interested in farming: Rotating livestock effectively requires regular observation and engagement with the animals and the land.