Optimistic edge to spring store trade

Source: http://www.fwi.co.uk/livestock/optimistic-edge-spring-store-trade.htm

Farmers Weekly

Firm store cattle demand is helping trade around the marts, with fed cattle prices 20p/kg dearer on the year despite supplies being on par or ahead of last year.  AHDB Beef and Lamb figures show southern fat cattle averages have been up around 30p/kg dearer on the year, while the lift in the North has been between 12p/kg and 20p/kg. Rugby Farmers Mart auctioneer Tom Wrench told Farmers Weekly that a dearth of short keep cattle in his area is putting […]

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When animals are kept in the pasture-based system they are let to graze openly 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 green pasture.

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

Animal Health Benefits:

Livestock that are kept in restricted factory farms have less quality life compared to those raised on pasture. Animals when raised on gree pasture can move around and live an all natural life where else in factory facilities the livestock are all crowded in confined facilities. These facilities do not have sunshine or fresh air allowing bacteria to grow and affect the animals. This then leads to the livestock being provided with antibiotics which is not good for the livestock.

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

Human Being Health Benefits:

Livestock farmed 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 much healthier balance of omega-3 plus omega-6 fats than your conventional foods. Their supplement 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 reared in a healthy way and the produce is good for us human beings.

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