Has the anti-livestock message frustrated you, or at minimum, intrigued you? With Hollywood documentaries on water usage and methane/carbon emissions, it’s a growing concept that beef production in particular is leading to the destruction of the world. Are vegetables and “meatlike” products the future?
Growing up in Texas and New Mexico, where cattle ranching is a rich part of our heritage and early survival, I find this to be a tough pill to swallow!
The truth is, when livestock aren’t managed properly, it can be detrimental to the land resulting in degraded soil, improper water storage and loss of native grasses – and those lead to a host of other problems. But there is a better way – one that satisfies our bodily need for nutrition and helps heal the planet!
Holistic Management is many things but a crucial component is grazing planning. In fact, grassfed meat production is part of a natural cycle of feeding the soil, feeding animals and feeding our bodies. Take a look at our webpage, The Regenerative Solution, to learn the many benefits of regenerative agriculture.
At HMI, we work with nature, not against it. We believe everything in nature has its place and we are called to be better stewards of all provided to us – that includes land, water, animals, people, communities, time, finances and other precious resources.
There are many opinions on diet and agriculture, but the fact is we have more common ground than not. No matter if you’re a farmer or rancher, a health enthusiast searching out the best nutrition for your body, a pro-planet consumer or someone who simply loves a good barbecue, you have a stake in the future of agriculture. Find your role here: