Animals

Our domestic animals provide us with an array of innate behaviors, specialized diets and fertile outputs. Understanding these things we can position the animals at the right place and time in different parts the farm so they can act out their truest behaviors while also providing management services to the farm.

For example, our pigs placed under olive trees harvest the oil rich fruits that have fallen to the ground. The pigs open up the soil surface with their snouts, integrate surface organic matter and seeds into the soil, add manure and break a fly larval cycle that affects next years fruit by removing the ground fallen olives that host the larvae. The pigs have fed themselves, improved the soil, fertilized the olive orchard, and mitigated the risk of pest invasion all at no cost to the farmer and at the enjoyment of the pig doing what it does best.

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