Record lamb trade lifts £14 a head in two months

Source: http://www.fwi.co.uk/livestock/record-lamb-trade-lifts-14-head-two-months.htm

Farmers Weekly

Old season lamb (OSL) prices rose to record highs for the time of year last week as snow drifts almost halved hogg supply on Thursday (1 March). Prices were already on the up in February, lifting from a January baseline of 182-186p/kg to 209.4p/kg before Storm Emma and “the beast from the east” cut throughput 44% at Great Britain’s marts, taking averages to 215.44p/kg for the week. With many marts reporting 40-60% lower volumes on the week, prices are £7-£8 [&#82…

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When livestock is raised in the pasture-based system they are let 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 and the produces such as pork, eggs and milk is far more nutritious and taste better then food from factory farms.

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 all natural life where else in factory facilities the animals are all crowded in confined facilities. These facilities have no sunlight or fresh air allowing bacteria to grow and affect the animals. This then results in the livestock being given antibiotics which is not good for the livestock.

Since a whole lot of animals eat grass, grazing them on pasture has a number of benefits. Some of the benefits are the animals are able to produce drool which is great 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 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 more healthy balance of omega-3 and omega-6 fats than your conventional foods. Their nutritional levels are greater as well.

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

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