Tight supply supports calf values amid poor beef trade

Source: https://www.fwi.co.uk/livestock/tight-supply-supports-calf-values-amid-poor-beef-trade

Farmers Weekly

Calf prices remain remarkably firm despite loss-making beef prices, say auctioneers. However, some selective bidding has been seen for second choice animals and market reports are failing to hit the highs of last year’s £500-£600 bids. Finished beef prices are £90 or more back on the year, which is taking much of the blame for […]

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When animals are kept 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 raising also helps in minimizing damage to the environment plus the produces such as meat, eggs and milk is more nutritious and taste better than food from factory farms.

Livestock Health Benefits:

Livestock that are kept in confined factory farms have less quality life than 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 have no sunlight or fresh air allowing bacteria to grow and affect the animals. This then contributes to the animals being given antibiotics which is not good for the livestock.

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

Human Being Health Benefits:

Livestock farmed 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 healthier balance of omega-3 and omega-6 fats than your conventional foods. Their vitamin 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 good for us humans.

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