Difficult summer leaves two-tier store cattle trade

Source: https://www.fwi.co.uk/livestock/taking-stock/difficult-summer-leaves-two-tier-store-cattle-trade

Farmers Weekly

Store cattle prices have largely recovered from the mid-summer blip, although mart averages are being held back by second-quality entries, showing the effects of a challenging summer. A deadweight beef price crash of 17p/kg in six weeks led to caution among finishers, although marts are now suggesting that much of the drop has been recovered […]

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When livestock is kept in the pasture-based system they are allowed 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 raising also helps in minimizing damage to the environment plus the produces such as meat, eggs and milk is much more nutritious and taste better then food from factory farms.

Livestock Health Benefits:

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

Since a great deal 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 secretion which is good for neutralizing acids that is in their gastrointestinal system. As grain fed livestock produce less saliva they often suffer from dehydration, intestine harm and even death.

Human 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 and omega-6 fats than your conventional foods. Their supplement levels are higher as well.

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