The main source of carbon produced on farm is via methane from rumen fermentation. Carbon lost to the atmosphere could be used by the cow for regular bodily functions and to produce more milk. By reducing the amount of carbon lost and instead having it maximised by the cow, you reduce the carbon footprint. You lower the environment impact and produce longer living, healthier cows.
Good cow management helps to create happy cows and as a consequence improves herd fertility and longevity, resulting in reduced costs from treatments and therefore higher overall output. It has long been established that herd health has a direct impact on the efficiency and profitability of a farm.
Cows not only graze a minimum 180 days per year, they also spend a minimum of 120 nights outside as well. Studies show that cows enjoy being out at night.
This is why herd management is a key component to efficiency, keeping cows healthy and helping to cut the carbon footprint on Free Range Dairy farms.