Stock sales 2016: Brexit has positive effect on trade

Source: http://www.fwi.co.uk/livestock/taking-stock-stock-sales-2016-brexit-has-positive-effect-on-trade.htm

Farmers Weekly

Political manoeuvrings rarely help the unpredictable business of making a profit from primestock, but the effect of the Brexit vote during 2016 actually benefited beef and sheep producers. For those with prime lambs to sell, it turned a lacklustre start to the year’s trading into a season with an unprecedented upturn in early summer lamb prices. The Brexit vote brought an almost immediate lift of £5-£6 a head and by August, the export-driven confidence had added about £15-£20 apiece to lamb […]

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

Sustainable livestock raising also helps in reducing damage to the environment plus the produces such as meat, eggs and milk is much more nutritious and taste better than food from factory farms.

Animal Health Benefits:

Livestock that are raised in restricted factory farms have less quality life compared to those raised on pasture. Animals when raised on pasture can move around and live an all natural life where else in factory farms the livestock are all crowded in confined facilities. These facilities have no sun light or fresh air allowing bacteria to grow and affect the livestock. This then contributes to the animals being given antibiotics which is not good for the livestock.

Since a lot of livestock eat grass, grazing them on pasture has a lot of benefits. Some of the benefits would be the animals are able to produce saliva which is good for neutralizing acids that is in their digestive tract. As grain fed livestock produce less saliva they generally suffer from dehydration, intestine damage and even death.

Human Health Benefits:

Livestock farmed on pasture produce more nutritious eggs, beef, 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 than your conventional foods. Their vitamin levels are higher as well.

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

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