Dairy Farming: Perception vs. Reality

Source: http://www.thefarmerswifee.com/dairy-farming-reality/

Note: This post is sponsored by U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance & they will also be sharing on their blog as well. As always, I am sharing what happens on our farm. The views and opinions are my own. With the vast majority of the U.S. population being several generations removed from the farm, it’s incredibly easy for […]

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When animals are raised in the pasture-based system they are let to graze openly and eat nutritious grass and other plants that are easily digested by their bodies. The animals welfare is greatly increased when they graze on green pasture.

Sustainable livestock farming also helps in lowering damage to the environment plus the produces such as beef, eggs and milk is far more nutritious and taste better then food from factory farms.

Livestock Health Benefits:

Livestock that are raised in limited factory farms have less quality life compared to those raised on pasture. Livestock when raised on pasture can move around and live a natural life where else in factory facilities the livestock are all crowded in confined facilities. These facilities don’t have sun light or fresh air allowing bacteria to grow and affect the animals. This then causes the animals being given antibiotics which is not good for the livestock.

Since a whole lot of livestock eat grass, grazing them on pasture has a lot of benefits. Some of the benefits will be the animals are able to produce drool which is good for neutralizing acids that is in their digestive system. Seeing that grain fed livestock produce less saliva they often suffer from dehydration, intestine harm and even death.

Human Being Health Benefits:

Livestock farmed on pasture produce more nutritious eggs, meat, milk which is good for consumers then livestock raised on grains. Adding to that, pasture raised foods have a much healthier balance of omega-3 plus omega-6 fats then your conventional foods. Their supplement levels are higher as well.

It’s no question that sustainable livestock farming is the way to go if you want to be a successful livestock farmer. The livestock are raised in a healthy way and the produce is healthy for us humans.

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