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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 green plants that are easily digested by their bodies. The livestock welfare is greatly increased when they graze on pasture.
Sustainable livestock farming also helps in minimizing damage to the environment plus the produces such as beef, eggs and milk is far more nutritious and taste better than food from factory farms.
Animal Health Benefits:
Livestock that are kept in restricted factory farms have less quality life than those raised on pasture. Animals 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 sunshine or fresh air allowing bacteria to develope and affect the animals. This then results in the livestock being given antibiotics which is not great for the livestock.
Since a great deal of livestock eat grass, grazing them on pasture has a lot of benefits. Some of the benefits would be the animals are able to produce drool which is great for neutralizing acids that is in their digestive system. As grain fed livestock produce less saliva they often suffer from dehydration, intestine damage and even death.
Human Being Health Benefits:
Livestock farmed on pasture produce more nutritious eggs, meat, milk which is ideal for consumers than livestock raised on grains. Adding to that, pasture raised foods have a healthier balance of omega-3 and 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 wish to be a successful livestock farmer. The livestock are reared in a healthy way and the produce is good for us human beings.