Critics say Savory’s theory lack sufficient empirical studies, but Joel Salatin has made it work at Polyface Farm
2 Assumptions from Holistic management, as summarized on Wikepedia, that we’d do well to reflect on:
Nature functions as a holistic community with a mutualistic relationship between people, animals and the land. If you remove or change the behavior of any keystone species like the large grazing herds, you have an unexpected and wide ranging negative impact on other areas of the environment.
It is absolutely crucial that any agricultural planning system must be flexible enough to adapt to nature’s complexity, since all environments are different and have constantly changing local conditions.