Sunday, February 24, 2013
Dairy Recycling Fights Drought
Even though winter isn't over yet in Arkansas, it's easy to feel a touch of spring fever when I look across the lush green rye grass that our cows will be enjoying in a few weeks as part of their nutritious balanced diet. This crop is extremely important to our dairy farm's sustainability as we work to recover from last year's devastating drought.
Dairy recycling is managed year round on our farm by a plan designed specifically for the amount of cow manure produced on our farm. By utilizing the cow manure produced on our dairy farm to fertilize crop lands, the water holding capacity of the soil is increased, the groundwater is protected by the crop absorbing the manure nutrients and the amount of commercial fertilizer that would be needed is decreased.
Our commitment to producing high-quality milk means taking good care of our cows and the land!