The Differences between Cockerels, Cocks, Pullets and Layers

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I know a few people or farmers don’t know (or are confused about) the difference between a cockerel and a cock. Some farmers also find it difficult to figure out the difference between a pullet and layer (Hens). Well, this post would quickly highlight the differences.

The difference between cockerels and cocks lies with their age. Both are male chickens but cockerels are still very young and not sexually matured while cocks are sexually matured. This is all you need to know about coc…

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

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

Livestock Health Benefits:

Livestock that are raised in confined factory farms have less quality life than those raised on pasture. Livestock when raised on pasture can move around and live an all natural life where else in factory farms the animals are all crowded in confined facilities. These facilities have no sunshine or fresh air allowing bacteria to grow and affect the animals. This then results in the animals being provided with antibiotics which is not great for the livestock.

Since a great deal of livestock eat grass, grazing them on pasture has a lot of benefits. Some of the benefits will be the animals are able to produce secretion which is great for neutralizing acids that is in their digestive tract. As 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, beef, 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 and omega-6 fats then your conventional foods. Their nutritional levels are greater 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.

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