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Pine-fresh pork

作者:司城杨    发布时间:2019-02-27 08:18:01    

BRAMBLES have been turned into bacon by Yorkshire pig breeder Ian Moles. Working with Forest Enterprise, formerly the Forestry Commission, Moles gave his sows free run of a 40-year-old pine plantation. Pigs and trees have done well, Moles says. The pigs kept down brambles and other undergrowth, which provided 10 per cent of their food. Most of the trees survived undamaged. The exception was a small area of Japanese larch, whose bark proved irresistible. Keeping pigs in woodland requires a lot of labour and costly fencing. But this is offset by the low cost of renting forested land,

 

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