Thame averages recover on the year

Source: https://www.fwi.co.uk/livestock/taking-stock/thame-averages-recover-on-the-year

Farmers Weekly

Solid averages were seen at Thame Sheep Fair last week (1-2 August) as breeding ewe trade lifted in line with 2016 levels after some major pre-sale apprehension.   Averages for all female classes were up on the year, as a kinder summer has left buyers with plentiful grass covers and vendors with sheep in excellent […]

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When animals are raised in the pasture-based system they are allowed to graze openly and eat nutritious green grass and other plants that are easily digested by their bodies. The livestock welfare is greatly increased when they graze on green pasture.

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

Animal Health Benefits:

Livestock that are kept in limited 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 farms 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 contributes to the livestock being given antibiotics which is not best for the livestock.

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

Human Health Benefits:

Livestock farmed on pasture produce more nutritious eggs, beef, milk which is good for consumers then livestock raised on grains. Adding to that, pasture raised foods have a much healthier balance of omega-3 plus omega-6 fats than your conventional foods. Their supplement levels are greater 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 reared in a healthy way and the produce is good for us human beings.

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