Grasslands cover 70% of worldwide agricultural area. In developing countries, more productive grassland is key to feeding almost a billion people living on less than $1/day.
Grasslands have thrived for tens of millions of years. Large grazing ruminants are basic to the ecosystem. No ruminants, no grasslands. Healthy productive grassland requires grazing animals—-buffalo, cattle, wildebeest, etc– that are mobile, spending a fraction of the season in any one spot. Animal mobility is key to grassland health.
In developed countries, moving away from industrial livestock production will require a huge cattle drive—-out of feedlots, onto grasslands managed as an ecosystem with plants and animals.
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Thanks to @nyculla and @NYFarmer.