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The Savory system – even in the Karoo

There are few South African farmers who haven’t heard about Allan Savory’s approach to veld management, an approach based on his observations of wildlife. Savory’s system is based on the...

Blazing or grazing – the great fire debate

...the vigour and cover of the grass.” Contact Prof Winston Trollope on 082 200 3373 or email [email protected] Contact Allan Savory on 001 719 395 6781 or email asavory@savoryinstitute.com For...

Man, cattle & veld

...Savory Johann praises Allan Savory’s innovative high-intensity, quick-rotation approach to grazing, which mimics the ecological effect of migratory herds. However, he criticises Savory for neglecting body condition and production under...

Holistic Management Literature Review: Part 1

...raged in the 1960s and 1970s and resurfaced after holistic management stalwart Allan Savory’s TED talk in 2013. The varying conditions under which trials have been conducted is at least...

Can high-value game improve your veld?

...farm is to substitute buffalo with beef animals – preferably easy-care oxen. To ensure veld improvement, the animals must be bunched and constantly moving forward. As Allan Savory would say,...

Managing your veld optimally

...quality – of forage/unit area. This is based on Allan Savory’s holistic approach of mimicking nature – that is, grazing large herds that are constantly on the move. (If you...

Overgrazed and understocked

According to Allan Savory, it was the great botanist John Acocks who coined the phrase ‘overgrazed and understocked’. At first, this appears to be a paradox, but once you get...
Implementing a holistic grazing management plan

Implementing a holistic grazing management plan

...claim,” recalls Sandy Speedy. Father-and- daughter team, Jennifer and Sandy Speedy. It was at this time that Rhodesian (now Zimbabwe) grassland specialist, Allan Savory, entered the discussion, and gave it...

Improved soil health through high-density grazing – Part 1

...ask himself how he can improve soil health without the cost of these additional inputs.” World-renowned Zimbabwean researcher and proponent of holistic farming practices, Allan Savory, has had a major...

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