Our focus fundamentally revolves around building soil fertility, with healthy soils being our greatest farming asset. Our health is inextricably linked to soil. Healthy soil is needed for healthy grass which in turn feeds the cattle we consume.
What is in soil, and what makes it healthy? Well to this day, scientists have not cracked the code on soil. Let’s just leave it as an amazing mystery for now. And sorry to frustrate you again, but soil health, like many things in nature, cannot be boiled down to one factor. But we do know that soil health is linked to microbes.
Our grasses have a symbiotic relationship with the microbes living in our soil. Root exudates, containing minerals and sugars, feed beneficial (hopefully) microbes. In turn, these microbes form a barrier against pathogens that attack the roots.