Short-keep store lambs on par with last year

Source: https://www.fwi.co.uk/livestock/taking-stock/short-keep-store-lambs-on-par-with-last-year

Farmers Weekly

Wetter weather and a mild autumn have combined to provide ample late grazing for store lamb buyers and some good root crops on which to finish stock, which has helped support prices. Shorter-keep lambs that will turn around quickly are at times £1-£2 back on the year, while longer-term lambs are £4 back or more.  […]

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When livestock is kept in the pasture-based system they are allowed to graze openly and eat nutritious grass and other 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 plus the produces such as beef, eggs and milk is far more nutritious and taste better than food from factory farms.

Livestock Health Benefits:

Livestock that are kept in restricted factory farms have less quality life compared to those raised on pasture. Livestock when raised on pasture can move around and live an organic 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 grow and affect the animals. This then causes the animals being provided with antibiotics which is not best for the livestock.

Since a whole lot of livestock eat grass, grazing them on pasture has a lot of benefits. Some of the benefits are the livestock are able to produce secretion which is great for neutralizing acids that is in their digestive system. Since 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 good for consumers than 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 greater as well.

It’s no uncertainty 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 healthy for us human beings.

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