Record cross-bred animal makes £8,000 at Dungannon

Source: http://www.fwi.co.uk/livestock/record-crossbred-animal-makes-8000-dungannon.htm

Farmers Weekly

A Northern Ireland record for a crossbred was set by a Limousin-cross heifer at Dungannon on Monday (26 February) at the National Beef Association’s Beef Expo. The trade topper from Alan Veitch, Lisbellaw, Fermanagh, is the first calf to be sold out of the record 2012 Welsh Winter Fair calf from Brian Jones, Bailea, Sennybridge She is a Lodge Hamlet daughter and knocked down to an undisclosed buyer. See also: Stirling bull sales 2018: Limousins £712 dearer on the year…

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Animal Health Benefits:

Livestock that are raised in restricted factory farms have less quality life compared to those raised on pasture. Animals when raised on pasture can move around and live an organic life where else in factory facilities the animals are all crowded in confined facilities. These facilities do not have sun light or fresh air allowing bacteria to develope and affect the livestock. This then leads to the livestock being given antibiotics which is not good for the livestock.

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Human Being Health Benefits:

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It’s no question 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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