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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 plants that are easily digested by their bodies. The livestock 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 beef, eggs and milk is far more nutritious and taste better then 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. 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 do not have sunshine or fresh air allowing bacteria to develope and affect the livestock. This then causes the animals being given antibiotics which is not great for the livestock.
Since a lot of livestock eat grass, grazing them on pasture has a lot of benefits. Some of the benefits are the animals are able to produce saliva which is good for neutralizing acids that is in their digestive system. Seeing that grain fed livestock produce less saliva they often suffer from dehydration, intestine harm and even death.
Human 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 much healthier balance of omega-3 plus omega-6 fats than your conventional foods. Their nutritional levels are higher as well.
It’s no doubt that sustainable livestock farming is the way to go if you would like to be a successful livestock farmer. The livestock are raised in a healthy way and the produce is good for us humans.