We are ordinary farmers who are passionate about animal welfare, the environment and good food; and reject the assertion championed by the proponents of modern agriculture, that these are, at best, orthogonal, and at worst, mutually exclusive.
To this effect, we state the following ansatz:
Qf = Wa + He + F,
Qf is is food quality, Wa is animal welfare, He is the health of the environment and F is a function incorporating all other factors involved in meat production. Here we propose the hypothesis:
Wa >> F, and, He >> F,
that is, the effects of animal welfare and environmental health on meat quality far outweigh all other factors.
The primary goal of our farm is to demonstrate this relationship.