The greatest threat we farmers face is from proposed legislation.

Source: https://www.farmerangus.co.za/2018/06/10/the-greatest-threat-we-farmers-face-is-from-proposed-legislation/

The deadline for submissions to defend our property rights is this coming Friday the 15th of June. The Institute of Race Relations (IRR) is an advocacy organisation that is pushing a thoughtful, considered, unemotional and rational campaign against the government’s planned expropriation-without-compensation law. No amount of media spin can deny the fact that this proposed legislation […]

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When livestock is raised in the pasture-based system they are let to graze freely 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 farming also helps in reducing damage to the environment plus 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 raised in limited factory farms have less quality life than those raised on pasture. Livestock when raised on pasture can move around and live a natural life where else in factory farms the animals are all crowded in confined facilities. These facilities do not have sunshine or fresh air allowing bacteria to grow and affect the livestock. This then leads to the livestock being given antibiotics which is not best for the livestock.

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

Human Being Health Benefits:

Livestock farmed on pasture produce more nutritious eggs, beef, milk which is ideal for consumers then livestock raised on grains. Adding to that, pasture raised foods have a more healthy balance of omega-3 plus omega-6 fats then your conventional foods. Their vitamin levels are greater as well.

It’s no question 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 healthy for us humans.

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