Wet autumn helps put £4-£6 on lambs

Source: https://www.fwi.co.uk/livestock/taking-stock/wet-autumn-helps-put-4-6-on-lambs

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Torrential and prolonged autumn rain has helped put £4-£6 a head on finished lambs early in the week by limiting growth rates and tightening supply. Great Britain’s marts have seen fewer lambs forward, while latest deadweight figures suggest numbers are steady. The weeks ending 12 and 19 October saw 145,531 lambs compared with 131,071 over […]

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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 plants that are easily digested by their bodies. The livestock welfare is greatly increased when they graze on green pasture.

Sustainable livestock raising also helps in reducing damage to the environment plus the produces such as pork, 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. Animals when raised on pasture can move around and live an all natural life where else in factory facilities the livestock are all crowded in confined facilities. These facilities have no sun light or fresh air allowing bacteria to develope and affect the livestock. This then contributes to the animals being provided with antibiotics which is not best for the livestock.

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

Human Being Health Benefits:

Livestock farmed on pasture produce more nutritious eggs, beef, milk which is good 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 than your conventional foods. Their nutritional levels are higher as well.

It’s no question 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 humans.

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