Friday, August 10, 2012

Living Fences Benefit Farmers, Livestock, Environment, in Costa Rica

Living Fences in Costa Rica a Growing Idea

Farmers across Central America plant living fences because these green barriers are a more economically feasible and readily accessible method for containing livestock and protecting crops.
By providing some shade and serving as windbreaks, living fences can significantly decrease the amount of energy farm animals need to regulate their body temperatures. As livestock allot this extra energy to growth and, in dairy cows, producing milk, farmers experience higher yields, whether in meat or milk, for planting living fences.
This is simply cool.  (Ha!  Literally, too!)

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