Devon cattle average up £880 on year at spring sale

Source: http://www.fwi.co.uk/livestock/devon-cattle-averaged-880-year-spring-sale.htm

Farmers Weekly

Averages were up £880 on the year at the Devon Cattle Breeders’ Society spring show and sale at Sedgemoor Auction Centre, Bridgwater, last week (23 March). The day saw brisk trade for 2015-born bulls, with 13 averaging £3,281 and selling to a clearance rate of 92%.  The highest price of the day of 4,400gns was achieved by established Devon breeders Messrs G Dart and Son from Great Champson, Molland, Devon, which saw Champson Diamond 2nd, who sold to the National [&#…

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Livestock that are raised in restricted factory farms have less quality life compared to those raised on pasture. Livestock when raised on gree pasture can move around and live an all natural life where else in factory facilities the animals 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 causes the livestock being provided with antibiotics which is not great for the livestock.

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Human Health Benefits:

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