The nature of dairy farming

While there is considerable awareness of the declines in farmland wildlife in arable systems, the pastoral regions of the north and west of the UK have also seen many species dependant on farming decline in range and number. Studies have shown clear benefits for wildlife from organic arable cropping over conventional management, but there is not comparable evidence for organic grassland management. Organic principles are a helpful foundation for wildlife, but there is scope for carefully targeted management to provide considerable additional benefit.


Theme: animal husbandry
Published: 22nd January 2013
Author: Gethin Davies