A system where livestock are kept enclosed in a penned area and forage is “cut and carried” to them to eat.
Cut-and-Carry Livestock Management in the Forest Garden:
Cut-and-carry livestock management protects farmers' crops from damage and destruction caused by free-roaming livestock. This management system also allows farmers to better protect their livestock from other people, pests, diseases, and the sun, resulting in healthier animals. Cut-and-carry systems can ensure that livestock is being fed the highest quality food available. Forest Garden farmers feed their livestock fresh, nutritious branches from high-protein fodder trees. As a result, farmers will raise livestock of high quality that can provide high-value meat and milk for additional income generation.