There’s orchard grass in that lucerne but it is shorter and mostly dormant now.
Mineral-rich limestone soils grow tasty lucerne which makes healthy animals and great beef. Without the base limestone the lucerne wouldn’t grow so well and without the lucerne the beef wouldn’t be so tasty.
The flavour in each bite of steak owes a lot to this rich forage, which needs good soils in order to work so well. Beef from rocks, or as the wine folk say, terroir. But it all needs good management.
[Julius Hensel came up with the Bread from Stones idea in the 1800s.]
We work on all three layers. Our tall grazing system keeps adding to the soil fertility, and the plants respond by being richer and more productive. Our cows eat very well which leads to a happy herd and tasty beef.