Cull trade lifts earlier than usual

Source: http://www.fwi.co.uk/livestock/cull-trade-lifts-earlier-usual.htm

Farmers Weekly

Cull ewe prices have strengthened this year despite supply lifting, as sky-high prices in China and New Zealand help demand for UK product. Prime lamb prices are 40% higher in New Zealand amid a flock rebuilding phase after drought challenges. Prime lamb is NZ$2 up on the year at NZ$6.95 deadweight. New Zealand mutton and lamb production is down, with mutton slaughter back 23% to 3.125 million on 2013/14, allowing breathing space for an increase in cull ewe supply predic…

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When animals are kept in the pasture-based system they are allowed to graze openly and eat nutritious grass and other plants that are easily digested by their bodies. The animals welfare is greatly increased when they graze on green pasture.

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

Animal Health Benefits:

Livestock that are kept in limited 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 facilities the livestock are all crowded in confined facilities. These facilities do not have sunshine or fresh air allowing bacteria to develope and affect the livestock. This then leads to the livestock being provided with antibiotics which is not good for the livestock.

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

Human Being 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 more healthy balance of omega-3 and omega-6 fats then your conventional foods. Their nutritional 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 raised in a healthy way and the produce is healthy for us humans.

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