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Cows, Carbon and Climate | Joel Salatin | TEDxCharlottesville

Jun 05, 2021
Instead, we let the forage get here to satisfy the physiological expression of preventing access. We move the

cows

every day to a new point. We let everything else stop and go through this cumulative cycle. This means we triple, quadruple, or even quintuple the rate of grass that can be produced at a given point. Now, the cow sheds 50 pounds of good stuff from her butt every day. (Laughter) So consider what happens if you change it from 4,000 pounds of manure and urine per acre to 20,000 pounds of manure and urine per acre. Suddenly, you have an efficient floor construction.
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Here we are, not only are we harvesting a lot more, we are storing a lot more

carbon

. We use the animal in its historical role, we venerate and respect the “humanity” of

cows

. When you feed herbivores external things like grains, you lock them in a feeder and commit all kinds of abuse. I mean the United States. I call the United States (Laughter). For 30 years they have been tricking us into doing this. They said, "Crush the dead cows and feed them to the cows." They called us anti-machine, anti-progress and anti-science, you know. “Sign up for the program, Salatin.
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What do these herbs mean?” 40 years later, the global catastrophe, whoops! We shouldn't have done that! (Laughter) What I couldn't explain is why we continue to give free rein to these respected agents of our culture to tell us what to eat and how to eat. And then, "what if" something like this? Imagine if all of our neighbors did this instead of the continuous simulation, where they leave 50 cows outside on 100 acres and leave them all year round, so the grass can never grow, which I call nappy. stage grass. And it continues like this, like the first half of the march (in the car).
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There are many similarities we can assume here. But the opinion is that weed never speeds up. He can't because... "Won't he stop wearing diapers?" The same applies to pastures. But if we direct it so that the animals reach one tiny spot each day and create a mosaic approach, guess what? Now we have moles and field mice; We have birds and nesting sites; We have a constant mosaic of pollination, of flowers, red clover, white clover and dandelions, which are pollinators. You have all kinds of growth underground because we have these organisms. The soil cools because it has all the fresh mulch that absorbs water and supplies oxygen (I inhale oxygen from the plant). (He exhales) and she in turn inhales

carbon

dioxide from me.
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Is not it wonderful? And tomorrow you meet frogs and they start turning into goldenrod (a flowering plant), and then they come back. Isn't that an amazing connection? So what if? What if the University of Virginia prepared this type of food instead of concentration camp food? (Applause) What if McDonald's offered this? What if Burger King offered this? What happens if you eat this? What happens if I eat this? As a happy occasion to participate in this healing, wonderful and enriching design of nature. Regarding the cow. And its use as a herbivore in its historical role. And participate in feeding this planet.
Thank you for giving me the opportunity to share something easy with you. Thank you all. (applause)

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