James A. Stuart writes for the Noble Research Institute about the work of cowboys.
- Cowboys and ranchers are America’s first environmentalists and are actively working to improve our environment.
- Managed properly, livestock are essential for improving water and nutrient cycles, flow of energy and biodiversity, all of which work together to improve soil composition and function.
- Healthy soil not only provides better nutrients for animals (and ultimately humans), but it also improves carbon sequestration potential and local ecosystems.
“There are three aspects of sustainability that must be considered to assure the future of a livestock operation: namely ecological, financial and social. The ability to find balance between and progression within each of these three aspects determines in large part the viability and long-term success of any agriculture and livestock production.”
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