Christmas sales bring lift to solid primestock trade

Source: http://www.fwi.co.uk/livestock/christmas-sales-bring-lift-solid-primestock-trade.htm

Farmers Weekly

Prime cattle prices are experiencing the typical pre-Christmas lift across the UK and remain 15p/kg ahead of last year, with steers and heifers at about 367p/kg.   Lamb values have also been buoyant going into the Christmas period, with average prices for Great Britain hitting 180p/kg on the better selling days of the advent season. These prices come from AHDB Beef & Lamb figures, which show a steady rise in deadweight steer prices through November to about 365p/kg…

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When animals are kept 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 livestock welfare is greatly increased when they graze on green pasture.

Sustainable livestock raising also helps in reducing 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.

Livestock Health Benefits:

Livestock that are kept in confined factory farms have less quality life than those raised on pasture. Livestock when raised on gree 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 sunshine or fresh air allowing bacteria to grow and affect the animals. This then causes the animals being given antibiotics which is not great for the livestock.

Since a great deal of animals eat grass, grazing them on pasture has a number of benefits. Some of the benefits would be the animals are able to produce drool 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 harm and even death.

Human Health Benefits:

Livestock farmed on pasture produce more nutritious eggs, meat, milk which is good for consumers then 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 greater as well.

It’s no doubt that sustainable livestock farming is the way to go if you want to be a successful livestock farmer. The livestock are reared in a healthy way and the produce is good for us humans.

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