The Value of Silvopasture in Your Livestock Systems

Fungi Tent

Silvopasture is an ancient practice that integrates trees and pasture into a single system for raising livestock. Research suggests silvopasture is the most effective climate change mitigation solution of all agricultural strategies (Project Drawdown). However, there are also animal welfare and productivity benefits through the provision of shelter, shade and as a valuable source of food. This session will give an overview of what Silvopasture is and its benefits before delving into more detail about how trees can improve sustainability and the practical experiences of a farmer. It will have a particular focus on trees as a food source and highlight new research on the mineral composition of tree leaves and how best to utilise some of the concentrations identified as a supplement for sheep.