By Emily D, Dairy farmer from Ontario
Emily, a dairy farmer from Ontario, answered: "As dairy farmers we are very fortunate to have liquid manure we can put on our fields in the springtime. It’s a natural fertilizer. It’s like the dairy farm going 360⁰.
We grow this feed, we feed it to our cows, the cows produce the manure that we put on our fields and that manure feeds the crops for next year. So being able to use that natural fertilizer such as manure onto the fields every year, helps keep soil healthy and alive, sustainably.
We also use cover crops and crop rotation to ensure we are doing our part in keeping lots of space and lots of oxygen in our soils. "