Hereford heifer sale breaks breed record at 8,500gns

Source: http://www.fwi.co.uk/livestock/hereford-heifer-sale-breaks-breed-record-at-8500gns.htm

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First-class female genetics were high on the Christmas wishlist of Hereford breeders at Shrewsbury on Saturday 10 December, resulting in three new records. Bidders from across the UK were supported by international calls, seeing trade level at £4,717 for 17 females and three embryo lots going under the hammer of auctioneer Nick Hyne. The inaugural Designer Genes Select Hereford Sale resulted in new records set for: Highest-priced polled Hereford female to sell at auction in the UK Highest price for a […]

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

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

Livestock Health Benefits:

Livestock that are raised in limited factory farms have less quality life than 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 sunlight or fresh air allowing bacteria to develope and affect the livestock. This then results in the animals being given antibiotics which is not great for the livestock.

Since a great deal of livestock eat grass, grazing them on pasture has a number of benefits. Some of the benefits will 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 harm and even death.

Human Health Benefits:

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

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

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