Stirling: Beef price and uncertainty limit Simmental spend

Source: https://www.fwi.co.uk/livestock/stirling-beef-price-and-uncertainty-limit-simmental-spend

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A solid trade for Aberdeen Angus bulls and females was reported at Stirling on Monday (21 October), with the headlines taken by the total dispersal of the Liley herd. Angus prices peaked at 16,000gns for the Yorkshire-based herd of Ben Marsden, Penistone, Sheffield, which dispersed seeing four cow and calf outfits level at £4,095 and […]

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When livestock is kept in the pasture-based system they are let to graze openly and eat nutritious green grass and other green 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 minimizing damage to the environment and the produces such as meat, eggs and milk is more nutritious and taste better than food from factory farms.

Animal Health Benefits:

Livestock that are raised in confined factory farms have less quality life compared to those raised on pasture. Livestock when raised on gree pasture can move around and live an organic life where else in factory facilities the livestock are all crowded in confined facilities. These facilities do not have sunshine or fresh air allowing bacteria to develope and affect the animals. This then results in the livestock being given antibiotics which is not best for the livestock.

Since a whole lot of livestock eat grass, grazing them on pasture has a number of benefits. Some of the benefits would be the animals are able to produce drool which is good for neutralizing acids that is in their digestive tract. As grain fed livestock produce less saliva they frequently 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 more healthy balance of omega-3 plus omega-6 fats then your conventional foods. Their nutritional levels are greater as well.

It’s no question that sustainable livestock farming is the way to go if you wish to be a successful livestock farmer. The livestock are raised in a healthy way and the produce is good for us human beings.

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