Huge Beltie turnout levels at £3,325 at Castle Douglas

Source: http://www.fwi.co.uk/livestock/huge-beltie-turnout-levels-3325-castle-douglas.htm

Farmers Weekly

A 50% increase in entries met more buyers at the annual show and sale of Belted and White Galloway cattle on Friday (27 October) helping averages lift on the year. A strong buyer presence and some new faces were reported from Colchester to Aberdeen and across Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland to yield averages of £2,508 for in-calf heifers and £3,325 for bulls. Topping the trade at 5,800gns was male champion Lomond Bunnahabhain, son of the record-breaking 10…

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When animals are kept in the pasture-based system they are allowed to graze freely and eat nutritious 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 minimizing damage to the environment and the produces such as pork, eggs and milk is far 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 compared to those raised on pasture. Livestock when raised on gree pasture can move around and live an all natural life where else in factory farms the livestock are all crowded in confined facilities. These facilities do not have sunshine or fresh air allowing bacteria to develope and affect the animals. This then leads to the livestock being provided with antibiotics which is not best for the livestock.

Since a great deal of animals eat grass, grazing them on pasture has a lot of benefits. Some of the benefits will be the livestock are able to produce drool which is great for neutralizing acids that is in their digestive tract. Since 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 good for consumers then livestock raised on grains. Adding to that, pasture raised foods have a healthier balance of omega-3 and omega-6 fats than your conventional foods. Their vitamin levels are higher as well.

It’s no uncertainty that sustainable livestock farming is the way to go if you want 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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