It is based upon permanent pasture, never ploughed, water-absorbent, herb-rich, producing meat with flavour. Those of us who practise it dare to assert that grass-eating animals need eat only grass or grass products.
Although sometimes seen as the forgotten art of grazing management, it survives strongly in Normandy and the Alpine pastures. We could encourage it as the best way to keep a landscape of beauty, or parkland of variety (not just boring commercial grass), rivers and streams protected from flooding and erosion - and pollution.
Here is a way to store rainwater in the soil, refill the aquifers and escape from the necessity of endlessly hurrying surface water to the sea. Animals are free from stress or frightening diseases, their mothers true partners in managing land, kept to live a long and healthy life.