Stacking in regenerative agriculture In stacking, in regenerative agriculture, we concentrate on making the soil more resilient to drought, improve water penetration and retention. We aim to build up soil carbon and the soil organic matter to the benefit of the microbial health in the soil as well as the health of the plants, animals and humans. We produce nutrient dense food, because we have taken care of the soil. It does not matter if
Chasing the disease Salespeople can be very convincing that our production is at risk of various production losses due to threats if we do not use their products. Therefore, we often blanket treat our production herds before a threat has even emerged. This management practice is one of the biggest drivers of increased production cost. The question is, “How do we build resilience into our herd so that we do not have to blanket treat
Water By Gerry Weber Regardless of our accomplishments, we owe our existence to a six-inch layer of topsoil, and the fact that it rains. We cannot survive without water. In Southern Africa we realise this on a daily basis. We have prolonged droughts and unusual weather patterns, where our seasons are ever changing. Healthy robust topsoil can retain more water than degraded “moeg geploegde” soil, where the water penetration and the water retention leave a
The Five Freedoms of Animal Welfare By Gerry Weber It is a well-known fact that production animals will produce better in a stress-free environment. In every production system, this is true for all living organisms. As soon as there are any signs of stress the production drops, or the animals or humans get diseased. The question is “How can we produce animal protein that is crucial for the wellbeing of humans without increasing the stress
Life Creates Life This philosophy is instilled in all of our products, to enhance every part of your agricultural ecosystems so that all life in it reaches its genetic potential, naturally. Creating regenerative, holistic agricultural systems sustains successful business; rich and fertile soils, abundant crops, strong livestock, genetically superior ecosystems as a whole and healthier humans who will eat the the most nutritious, hormone and antibiotic free foods.
By: Gerry Weber “The right to search for the truth implies also a duty; one must not conceal any part of what one has recognised to be true” – Albert Einstein How can we as humans get it so wrong, so often? And when people warn us about the consequences of our actions – we still want to defend our right to make money and to further destroy and harm the environment along with ourselves?
The Importance of Fertility in Ultra High Density Grazing By: Gerry Weber More and more farmers are seeing the benefit of using Ultra High-Density Grazing (UHDG) to rejuvenate their veld and to increase their stocking rate at the same time. There is no doubt that when applying this management system, the veld is rejuvenated. The diversity in all aspects increases, from grasses, legumes, forbes, insect life and bird life. So why is not everybody doing
Will our world ever be the same again after COVID-19? What next? After all is said and done will the realisation of what we have done – our destruction of the environment and where we have gone wrong – be enough to motivate us to actually change our actions, our relationships, and ourselves? Nature is resilient if we just look at the various disasters that have affected humanity over the last couple of decades: Chernobyl
The COVID -19 pandemic has unearthed many questions. How will 2020 play out? Has the world changed forever as we know it? Will we get through this pandemic sanely? What will the end result be and what will the death tally be before we get our freedom of movement back? Will we ever be able to explore, travel and see so much of the world as we did before COVID-19 struck? In my opinion, the