Before jumping on the wool-mulching bandwagon, it is best to take a look at the pros and cons of mulching with wool. What works well in one situation may not be desirable in another.
Poultry are not true grazing animals, but they will consume some grass in their diet. Furthermore, poultry play an important role in pasture ecology.
Grassfed beef is often criticized for its unusual flavor. And yet some grassfed steaks take center stage at high-end restaurants. What makes the difference?
Goats are true browsers, meaning they prefer to eat foliage above their shoulder height. This makes them great foragers of shrubs and small trees.
While sheep consume grass as 60% of their diet, they more than any other type of livestock will also eat forbs (non-woody flowering plants, commonly known as “weeds”).
Most gardening resources list the mineral needs of plants. But do plants, like humans and animals, need vitamins? The answers may not be quite what you expect.
Swine are not exactly grazers. They will eat some grass, but they typically prefer legumes, weeds, roots, and other types of food.
Horses are almost exclusively grazing animals, consuming grass in even greater percentages than cattle.
Cattle are the quintessential grazing animal, making them roughly equivalent to bison in the ecosystem.
Zinc may be a micronutrient, but it is of vital importance to garden and field crops. Take a look at this list of roles.