Podcast: Can cattle save the planet?

Film-maker Peter Byck reveals an optimistic future for livestock farming – and all of us – in episode 11, season 13 of the BBC Countryfile Magazine plodcast

Long haired brown Scottish Highland cow with long horns on a tawny long grass plain in Scotland
Published: August 31st, 2022 at 1:15 pm

Peter Byck is a professor of practice at Arizona State University at the School of Sustainability. He is a renowned film director and editor and produced the documentary series, Carbon Nation, highlighting climate solutions through farming practices.

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In his new series, Roots So Deep, he was invited to The Lost Gardens of Heligan in Cornwall for a pre-premier showing. It’s all about the cows. Annabel was lucky enough to be invited to this event (on a very hot day in June, hiding from the sun) and talked to Tim Smit and Peter Byck as well as some of the farmers practicing this method of mob grazing in Cornwall, Devon and Wales...

Listen to the podcast here.

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For more information about Peter’s work: https://carboncowboys.org

Authors

Fergus CollinsEditor, BBC Countryfile Magazine
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