Prince Charles commissions study into livestock marts

Source: https://www.fwi.co.uk/business/markets-and-trends/meat-prices/prince-charles-commissions-study-into-livestock-marts

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Farmers are being asked to help highlight the benefits of their local livestock market to help preserve the financial and social role they have in the countryside. A study commissioned by The Prince’s Countryside Fund and run by Exeter University will examine how a viable, socially responsible and vibrant livestock auction mart sector can be […]

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

Animal Health Benefits:

Livestock that are raised in restricted factory farms have less quality life compared to those raised on pasture. Animals when raised on gree pasture can move around and live an all natural life where else in factory farms the livestock are all crowded in confined facilities. These facilities don’t have sunshine or fresh air allowing bacteria to grow and affect the livestock. This then contributes to the animals being provided with antibiotics which is not good for the livestock.

Since a 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 secretion which is great for neutralizing acids that is in their gastrointestinal system. Seeing that grain fed livestock produce less saliva they often suffer from dehydration, intestine damage and even death.

Human Health Benefits:

Livestock raised 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 then 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 wish to be a successful livestock farmer. The livestock are raised in a healthy way and the produce is good for us humans.

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