Supporting land management practices that produce healthy rangelands is one way we can address the issue of climate change. A January 2011 report by the Union of Concerned Scientists concluded that the use of pasture management practices that improve the nutritional quality of forage crops could reduce methane emissions from pasture beef by about 15 to 30 percent.
At Morris Grassfed, cattle fill their ecological niche every day. They fertilize and turn the soil, encouraging the growth of deep-rooted native, perennial grasses that store sunlight, capture water, and slow the runoff that causes soil erosion. Our cattle graze on open pastures, with plenty of access to clean water and panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean. By building up the soil, we are creating a "carbon sink" that sequesters carbon from the atmosphere and stores it in the soil. Click here to read the full report by the UCS.
A September 7, 2010 article by environmental reporter Judith D. Schwartz in Time Magazine described how cattle ranching can save the grasslands, sequester carbon, and make the land more productive. How to Save the Grasslands: Bring in More Cattle.