Brexit casts early doubt over store lamb values

Source: https://www.fwi.co.uk/livestock/taking-stock/brexit-casts-early-doubt-over-store-lamb-values

Farmers Weekly

National new-season lamb prices have held firm over the past three weeks, with auctioneers now considering what effect an October Brexit could have on store lamb trade. Several marts have reported numbers forward earlier than normal – and a month earlier than last year – with some vendors cashing lambs now rather than gambling on […]

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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 animals welfare is greatly increased when they graze on green pasture.

Sustainable livestock raising also helps in lowering damage to the environment and the produces such as beef, eggs and milk is more nutritious and taste better then food from factory farms.

Animal Health Benefits:

Livestock that are kept in restricted factory farms have less quality life than those raised on pasture. Animals when raised on pasture can move around and live an organic life where else in factory facilities the animals are all crowded in confined facilities. These facilities don’t have sunlight or fresh air allowing bacteria to grow and affect the animals. This then causes the animals being provided with 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 good for neutralizing acids that is in their gastrointestinal system. Since grain fed livestock produce less saliva they generally suffer from dehydration, intestine harm and even death.

Human Health Benefits:

Livestock raised on pasture produce more nutritious eggs, beef, milk which is ideal for consumers than livestock raised on grains. Adding to that, pasture raised foods have a much healthier balance of omega-3 plus omega-6 fats then your conventional foods. Their nutritional levels are greater as well.

It’s no doubt that sustainable livestock farming is the way to go if you want 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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