Snow lifts cattle trade around the marts

Source: http://www.fwi.co.uk/livestock/snow-lifts-cattle-trade-round-marts.htm

Farmers Weekly

Falling prime cattle prices were supported by tighter supplies last week, with some marts reporting a flying trade, although only heifers were dearer on the week for Britain as a whole, lifting to 209.88p/kg, reports the AHDB.  Bull prices steadied at 185p/kg and steers continued hovering around the 195p/kg mark, averaging the week at 193.36p/kg across British marts.  See also: Prime markets and autumn sales lift cattle values Darlington prime heifers up 20.6p/kg Vend…

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When animals are kept in the pasture-based system they are allowed to graze freely and eat nutritious green 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 raising also helps in lowering damage to the environment and the produces such as meat, eggs and milk is much more nutritious and taste better than food from factory farms.

Livestock Health Benefits:

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

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

Human Health Benefits:

Livestock farmed on pasture produce more nutritious eggs, beef, 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 than your conventional foods. Their supplement levels are greater as well.

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

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