Prices hit 2,600gns at the Border and Lakeland Holstein club sale at Borderway Mart last week (21 June), with averages peaking at a very respectable £1,865. Sale leader was the heifer Wormanby Statesman Gloriette, sired by Boclair Statesman and out of Wormanby Fever A Gloriette VG86 (2 year). Her grand dam was the All Britain Nominee Wormanby Aftershock Gloriette Ex93, who was placed second at both UK Dairy Expo and UK Dairy Day in 2014. She was bought by an […]…
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When animals are kept in the pasture-based system they are allowed to graze freely and eat nutritious green 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 minimizing 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 raised in limited factory farms have less quality life than those raised on pasture. Animals when raised on pasture can move around and live a natural life where else in factory farms the animals are all crowded in confined facilities. These facilities do not have sun light or fresh air allowing bacteria to grow and affect the animals. This then causes the livestock being provided with antibiotics which is not great for the livestock.
Since a whole lot of livestock eat grass, grazing them on pasture has a lot of benefits. Some of the benefits are the livestock are able to produce saliva which is great for neutralizing acids that is in their gastrointestinal system. 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, beef, milk which is ideal for consumers than livestock raised on grains. Adding to that, pasture raised foods have a more healthy balance of omega-3 plus omega-6 fats then your conventional foods. Their supplement levels are greater as well.
It’s no question that sustainable livestock farming is the way to go if you would like to be a successful livestock farmer. The livestock are reared in a healthy way and the produce is good for us humans.