All averages up, Lockerbie and Thurso Cheviots to 5,000gns

Source: http://www.fwi.co.uk/livestock/all-averages-up-lockerbie-thurso-cheviots-to-5000gns.htm

Farmers Weekly

Averages rocketed for all classes and were up £108.42 for eleven more rams sold at Lockerbie’s North Country Cheviot sale last Wednesday (13 September), as trade hit £5,000, £4,500 and £4,000. The Synton flock of G Davies, Ashkirk, Selkirk, topped the park-type sale at £5,000 and £4,500, peaking with Hownam Grange Send Off son Synton 6686, which was knocked down to the Philiphaugh flock. A Synton Toronto son was bought by J Runciman’s Allanshaws flock for £4,5…

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When livestock is raised 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 pasture.

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

Animal Health Benefits:

Livestock that are kept in confined factory farms have less quality life compared to those raised on pasture. Livestock when raised on pasture can move around and live an organic life where else in factory farms the animals are all crowded in confined facilities. These facilities do not have sunlight or fresh air allowing bacteria to grow and affect the livestock. This then results in the animals being given antibiotics which is not best for the livestock.

Since a whole lot of animals eat grass, grazing them on pasture has a lot of benefits. Some of the benefits are the livestock are able to produce secretion which is good for neutralizing acids that is in their digestive tract. Since grain fed livestock produce less saliva they frequently suffer from dehydration, intestine harm and even death.

Human Health Benefits:

Livestock farmed on pasture produce more nutritious eggs, meat, 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 plus omega-6 fats than your conventional foods. Their vitamin levels are greater as well.

It’s no uncertainty that sustainable livestock farming is the way to go if you wish to be a successful livestock farmer. The livestock are reared in a healthy way and the produce is healthy for us human beings.

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