Hawes Bluefaced Leicester and Swaledale trade up on year

Source: http://www.fwi.co.uk/livestock/taking-stock-hawes-bluefaced-leicester-and-swaledale-trade-up-on-year.htm

Farmers Weekly

A larger yarding of top-quality females met a firm enquiry at Hawes on Saturday (21 January), with trade for Bluefaced Leicester shearlings up £215 on the year and Swaledales £147 stronger overall. A great day was had by the Smearsett flock, topping trade at £10,200 with sale champion J47 Smearsett, a Bluefaced Leicester gimmer shearling from the Booth family, Feizor, Settle. The Booths took all first prizes in the pre-sale show. Sired by Black Tag B13 Smearsett, the sire behind […]

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Animal Health Benefits:

Livestock that are raised in restricted factory farms have less quality life than those raised on pasture. Livestock when raised on gree 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 livestock. This then contributes to the livestock being provided with antibiotics which is not best for the livestock.

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

Human Being Health Benefits:

Livestock raised on pasture produce more nutritious eggs, meat, milk which is ideal for consumers then livestock raised on grains. Adding to that, pasture raised foods have a healthier balance of omega-3 and omega-6 fats than your conventional foods. Their vitamin levels are greater as well.

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

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