Stirling Bull sales 2018: Angus hit 15,000gns

Source: http://www.fwi.co.uk/livestock/stirling-bull-sales-2018-angus-hit-15000gns.htm

Farmers Weekly

Aberdeen Angus bulls met solid demand at Stirling on Monday (5 February), with prices peaking at 15,000gns and eight more bulls selling for five-figure prices. Leading the pack was the first-prize Thrunton Panther S922 (lot 52) from Messrs JHC Campbell of the Thrunton herd in Alnwick, Northumberland. This son of Hallington Edition M362 sold to Messrs Fraser of the Idvies herd, Forfar. See also: How a beef farmer used EBVs to increase profit a cow by £360 Second in the…

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Livestock that are raised in restricted 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 livestock are all crowded in confined facilities. These facilities do not have sunlight or fresh air allowing bacteria to develope and affect the animals. This then leads to the livestock being provided with antibiotics which is not great for the livestock.

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Human Health Benefits:

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