This past week, Pippa Hudson on Cape Talk invited me to come and chat to her and all the Cape Talk listeners about what we do at Farmer Angus. It was a great interview and the feedback from listeners was encouraging. If you couldn’t listen live, here is the link to the podcast.
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When animals are raised in the pasture-based system they are let 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 and the produces such as beef, eggs and milk is more nutritious and taste better than food from factory farms.
Animal Health Benefits:
Livestock that are kept in restricted factory farms have less quality life than those raised on pasture. Livestock when raised on pasture can move around and live a natural life where else in factory facilities the livestock are all crowded in confined facilities. These facilities do not have sunlight or fresh air allowing bacteria to grow and affect the animals. This then leads to 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 would be the livestock are able to produce drool which is great for neutralizing acids that is in their gastrointestinal system. Seeing that grain fed livestock produce less saliva they generally suffer from dehydration, intestine damage and even death.
Human Health Benefits:
Livestock farmed on pasture produce more nutritious eggs, meat, milk which is good for consumers than livestock raised on grains. Adding to that, pasture raised foods have a much healthier balance of omega-3 and omega-6 fats than your conventional foods. Their vitamin levels are higher 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.