Kelso hits 23,000gns to set new record average

Source: http://www.fwi.co.uk/livestock/kelso-hits-23000gns-set-new-record-average.htm

Farmers Weekly

Averages lifted £24.15 on the year at Kelso on Friday (8 September) to break two records as 4,452 lots levelled at £709.63 and turned over £3,159,290. A tremendous trade even surpassed the bumper 2014 sale, with 35 lambs making four figures and 17 shearlings making £5,000 and more at a 82% clearance (2016, £658.48 – 83.65%). The two records were helped along by a stronger top price on the year and 214 more lots put through the rings, Border Union […]

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

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

Livestock Health Benefits:

Livestock that are kept in confined 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 have no sunlight or fresh air allowing bacteria to grow and affect the livestock. This then results in the livestock being provided with antibiotics which is not good for the livestock.

Since a great deal of animals eat grass, grazing them on pasture has a lot of benefits. Some of the benefits would be the animals are able to produce secretion 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 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 healthier balance of omega-3 plus omega-6 fats then your conventional foods. Their nutritional levels are higher 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 raised in a healthy way and the produce is healthy for us humans.

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