Grazing livestock hugely important to region

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Commenting on the recent report by the Committee on Climate Change, North East regional livestock board chairman, North Yorkshire farmer, Will Terry has reiterated the importance of grazing livestock across the region.

He said: “In our region 43% of the total farmed area is permanent pasture – compared to 36% across England. This pasture is managed by the region’s grass-fed livestock - animals that also maintain the world-famous landscapes for which the region is famous and allow us to produce high quality food from otherwise unproductive land.

"From a climate change perspective, while livestock and husbandry practices do produce carbon, they also help secure the continuity of permanent pasture, which is an excellent carbon store alongside farmland hedges and trees.”

Last edited on: 15:11:2018

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