Ewe and lamb trade hit by long winter

Source: http://www.fwi.co.uk/livestock/ewe-and-lamb-trade-hit-by-long-winter.htm

Farmers Weekly

Strong, and at times record-breaking, hogg and ewe prices are yet to hit early sheep and lamb trade, with buyers desperate for spring to come. Some ewes at certain saleyards are showing the signs of a long and challenging winter, although quality sheep remain available. Great Britain’s average standard quality quotation (SQQ) lamb price has strengthened for the past seven weeks, lifting 37.65p/kg since late January. This left prices 52.15p/kg up on last year’s consis…

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

Sustainable livestock raising also helps in reducing damage to the environment and the produces such as pork, eggs and milk is more nutritious and taste better than food from factory farms.

Animal Health Benefits:

Livestock that are kept in limited factory farms have less quality life compared to those raised on pasture. Livestock when raised on gree pasture can move around and live a natural life where else in factory facilities the livestock are all crowded in confined facilities. These facilities don’t have sunshine or fresh air allowing bacteria to develope and affect the animals. This then contributes to the animals being provided with antibiotics which is not best for the livestock.

Since a great deal of livestock eat grass, grazing them on pasture has a number of benefits. Some of the benefits are the animals are able to produce saliva which is great for neutralizing acids that is in their digestive tract. Since grain fed livestock produce less saliva they generally 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 much healthier balance of omega-3 plus omega-6 fats then your conventional foods. Their nutritional levels are higher as well.

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

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