Mixed trade sees quality shine at Kelso

Source: https://www.fwi.co.uk/livestock/taking-stock/mixed-trade-sees-quality-shine-at-kelso

Farmers Weekly

Only strong and well-bred stock met keen bidding at Kelso on Friday (15 September) as very selective buyers saw averages slip £28 on the year despite the highest-grossing ram since 2014. A total of 4,390 lots averaged £681.52 and met an 80.45% clearance (2017: £709.74 average and 82.31% clearance) at the Border Union Agricultural Showground. […]

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When animals are raised in the pasture-based system they are let 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 pasture.

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

Animal Health Benefits:

Livestock that are kept in confined factory farms have less quality life than 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 animals. This then causes the animals 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 animals are able to produce secretion 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, meat, milk which is ideal for consumers than 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 nutritional levels are greater 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 reared in a healthy way and the produce is healthy for us humans.

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