Mad Cow scares and consumer
concerns about how farm animals are bred, fed, and raised, many farmers
and homesteaders are rediscovering the traditional practice of pastoral
farming. Grasses, clovers, and forbs are the natural diet of cattle,
and sheep, and are vital supplements for hogs, chickens, and turkeys.
consumers seek the health benefits of meat from animals raised in green
paddocks instead of in muddy feedlots.
Is Grass: The Pleasures
and Promises of Pasture Farming, Gene Logsdon explains that
pastures are nutritious and palatable—virtual salads for
pastures also hold the soil, foster biodiversity, and create lovely
Grass farming may be the solution for a stressed agricultural system
on an industrial model and propped up by federal subsidies.
his clear and conversational style,
Logsdon explains historically effective practices and new techniques.
warm, informative profiles of successful grass farmers offer
and ideas. His narrative is enriched by his own experience as a
farmer” on his artisan-scale farm near Upper Sandusky, Ohio.
All Flesh Is Grass
The Pleasures And
Promises Of Pasture Farming
by Gene Logsdon
Swallow Press , 2004.