The trick is, the Salatins raise animals in an ethical way and still turn a good profit, by using their land to "stack functions". They also lease land to run animals on, they don't own all the land they use. An example of stacking functions is running broiler chickens on the same land that cows just came through, since different bugs and parasites affect these species...the birds are able to glean protien from the cow patties and "clean up" after the cows.
The weather was lovely and the rain held off til the end of the day. All in all, great to see the things I have read about this farm in person.
|Small apiary with electric netting for bears|
|The Raken House: Chickens stir the deep bedding under the rabbits to mix in the manure and keep it fresh until the young rabbits go out to pasture.|
|Rabbits on Pasture. Daniel Salatin has bred a very hardy line of rabbits.|
|Burly Ass Trellis|
|Cornish Cross Broiler Shelters moving across pasture, cleaning up after the cows (eating parasites and bugs in the cow patties).|
|Cornish Cross shelter with simple gravity watering system|
|Khaki Campbell Ducks under Paw Paw Trees.|
|Hoop House 30' x 120'|