Averages continued to rise for Charolais bulls at Welshpool on Saturday (27 April) to pass the £4,000 mark. Trade hit 7,000gns when local breeder Arwel Owen, Welshpool, Powys, saw a winning bid from Ian Bell, Brampton, Cumbria, for Trefaldwyn Ore, a March 2018-born Blelack Digger son. He is out of the Doonally New daughter Trefaldwyn […]
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When animals are kept in the pasture-based system they are let to graze freely and eat nutritious green grass and other 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 lowering 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.
Animal Health Benefits:
Livestock that are kept in confined factory farms have less quality life compared to those raised on pasture. Animals when raised on 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 sun light or fresh air allowing bacteria to grow and affect the livestock. This then results in the animals being given antibiotics which is not good for the livestock.
Since a lot of animals eat grass, grazing them on pasture has a lot of benefits. Some of the benefits would be the livestock are able to produce saliva which is good for neutralizing acids that is in their gastrointestinal system. Seeing that grain fed livestock produce less saliva they frequently suffer from dehydration, intestine damage and even death.
Human Health Benefits:
Livestock raised on pasture produce more nutritious eggs, meat, milk which is ideal for consumers then livestock raised on grains. Adding to that, pasture raised foods have a healthier balance of omega-3 and omega-6 fats than your conventional foods. Their nutritional levels are higher as well.
It’s no question that sustainable livestock farming is the way to go if you would like to be a successful livestock farmer. The livestock are raised in a healthy way and the produce is healthy for us human beings.