Cattle prices firm into March as snow clears

Source: http://www.fwi.co.uk/livestock/cattle-prices-stronger-march.htm

Farmers Weekly

The snow cleared last week, allowing normality to resume at many cattle rings and saw feeders benefit from a £42 a head lift in prices on the week for prime bulls. The increase (+6p/kg) was despite marts reporting a sharp increase (+30%) in prime cattle numbers at 3,628 and follows a period of price recovery over the past month, according to AHDB market reports. Deadweight steer prices have also stopped nosediving after losing 9p/kg since the start of the year […]…

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When livestock is kept in the pasture-based system they are allowed 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 green pasture.

Sustainable livestock farming also helps in minimizing damage to the environment and the produces such as beef, eggs and milk is far 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. Livestock when raised on gree pasture can move around and live an all natural life where else in factory farms the animals are all crowded in confined facilities. These facilities have no sunshine or fresh air allowing bacteria to develope and affect the livestock. This then contributes to the animals being provided with antibiotics which is not great for the livestock.

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

Human Being Health Benefits:

Livestock farmed 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 much healthier balance of omega-3 plus omega-6 fats than your conventional foods. Their supplement levels are greater as well.

It’s no doubt that sustainable livestock farming is the way to go if you want 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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