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Pasture Management

Pasture Management

Locationt: Marin Sun Farms, Inverness, CA 
Featuring: David Evans and his dog Bueno

One of the biggest misconceptions people have about David is that he’s a poultry farmer. He’s not. David’s a pasture farmer whose family has worked these headlands for four generations. While his parents primarily raise cattle, David has integrated the use of poultry, which he houses in “hoop houses.” Skids running beneath them allow the houses to be moved each morning providing the chickens fresh pasture.

The pasture is a viable renewable resource, but it needs maintenance. David uses cattle and poultry as tools to harvest the solar energy stored in these grasses and convert it into nutrient dense food. This process also maintains pasture biodiversity.

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