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Old Tuesday 14th March 2017, 00:22   #58
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Originally Posted by litebeam View Post

And do some homework....Scottish Highlanders forage on weeds and everything else nature provides; they are one of the most environmentally-friendly domesticated mammals on Earth.
Another 'polluter' calved yesterday: We had to pull this little heifer out.
And you do yours. . .. Animal husbandry in general--as opposed to plant agriculture--is a notoriously wasteful, inefficient and environmentally unfriendly means of food production. Cattle ranching on western rangeland is a particularly egregious example. The deleterious effects of highland cattle on marginal land differ in no important ways from those of other breeds.

Your operation is a small one on private land, is that correct?
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