Organic matter is the food and water carrier of the soil. Therefore, everything in nature is aimed at increasing its content in the soil.
Increasing it makes a major contribution to making a more sustainable businessmodel, in the field of drought resistance; door het verbeteren van het waterbergend vermogen, footprint door het vastleggen van CO2 in de bodem en financieel, omdat plantenvoeding die op natuurlijke wijze vastgelegd wordt geen geld kost, maar wel geld opbrengt.
Increasing the organic matter content has the greatest effect when the entire business is geared to it. And that you as a farmer are aware that you are working in a system.
The best result, on the parts in the 2nd. paragraph, is realized in natural systems such as PG NxT STEP®. This is achieved by the high efficiency of this businessmodel.
Last week Pure Graze has had 2 webinars for the Bioknowledge Week. The first was about closed cycles, the second was titled; “The stable of the future is outside”. In these webinars we make our latest experiences and latest knowledge available to you.
In the last webinar, the need for a stable is compared to the earnings in the dairy farm. In the accounts you see that the barn is a cost accumulator, with many associated costs.
We see the best results in soil development and financial return at those companies that take the biggest steps towards narrowing the circle. Maximization of grazing provides the highest return, both financially and in terms of organic matter.
The soil type does not play a major role in this.
An example of a short cycle is fertilizing. Fertilizing the soil with slurry, for example, puts the cooperation between plants and soil life out of the game, because it places directly absorbable nutrients next to the plant.
If we let the cows graze (fertilize them), fertilization is automatically applied, it costs no money and the relationship between soil life and plants remains intact, because the manure must be converted by the soil life.
Financially, a short cycle is preferable to a long one, because there are fewer variables that are clear, making it easy to manage, so that the chance of a good margin is greater.
Less investment is required to set up a short chain, so there are no costs such as depreciation, maintenance, energy, interest or lease.
Short operating cycles are attractive to the dairy farmer, both financially and in terms of sustainability.
Has your interest been aroused?
Do you want to take grazing seriously?
Then sign up for the Pure Graze Grazing Course 2021, in which we share all the tools with you to successfully maximize grazing and achieve a high financial return.
See you at the first meeting!