Stirling: Females dominate Beef Shorthorn trade

Source: https://www.fwi.co.uk/livestock/taking-stock/stirling-females-dominate-beef-shorthorn-trade

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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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Livestock Health Benefits:

Livestock that are kept in restricted factory farms have less quality life compared to those raised on pasture. Animals when raised on pasture can move around and live an organic life where else in factory farms the animals are all crowded in confined facilities. These facilities have no sun light or fresh air allowing bacteria to grow and affect the livestock. This then results in the livestock being given antibiotics which is not great for the livestock.

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Human Being Health Benefits:

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