Pig prices well below cost of production levels

Source: https://www.fwi.co.uk/livestock/taking-stock/pig-prices-well-below-cost-of-production-levels

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Feed and pig values have both moved in the wrong direction since the summer to pile pressure on pig farmers, with latest SPP (standard pig price) quotations at 137.5p/kg. This leaves the SPP 10p/kg or more back on last year’s July highs and 5-6p/kg back on the year. Meanwhile, feed prices have been sent skywards […]

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When livestock is raised in the pasture-based system they are allowed to graze openly 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 meat, eggs and milk is much more nutritious and taste better than food from factory farms.

Animal Health Benefits:

Livestock that are raised in limited factory farms have less quality life than those raised on pasture. Animals when raised on gree pasture can move around and live an all natural life where else in factory facilities the animals are all crowded in confined facilities. These facilities do not have sunlight or fresh air allowing bacteria to grow and affect the livestock. This then results in the livestock being given antibiotics which is not good for the livestock.

Since a great deal of livestock eat grass, grazing them on pasture has a number of benefits. Some of the benefits will be the animals are able to produce secretion which is great for neutralizing acids that is in their digestive tract. Since grain fed livestock produce less saliva they often suffer from dehydration, intestine harm and even death.

Human Being Health Benefits:

Livestock raised 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 more healthy balance of omega-3 and omega-6 fats than your conventional foods. Their nutritional 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 human beings.

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