Beef crisis hitting dairies with lower calf values

Source: https://www.fwi.co.uk/livestock/taking-stock/beef-crisis-hitting-dairies-with-lower-calf-values

Farmers Weekly

Rearing calf prices have fallen away sharply since the summer across England and Wales and are currently 24% back on the year. According to Livestock Auctioneers Association and AHDB market data for calves aged three weeks old, continental-cross calves are £30-£40 cheaper on the year. This news comes as the prime beef market enters its […]

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

Sustainable livestock farming also helps in reducing 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 pasture can move around and live an organic life where else in factory farms the animals are all crowded in confined facilities. These facilities don’t have sun light or fresh air allowing bacteria to grow and affect the animals. This then causes the animals being provided with 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 livestock are able to produce drool which is good for neutralizing acids that is in their digestive system. As grain fed livestock produce less saliva they generally suffer from dehydration, intestine damage and even death.

Human Being Health Benefits:

Livestock raised on pasture produce more nutritious eggs, meat, milk which is good for consumers then livestock raised on grains. Adding to that, pasture raised foods have a healthier balance of omega-3 and omega-6 fats than your conventional foods. Their supplement levels are higher as well.

It’s no doubt that sustainable livestock farming is the way to go if you would like 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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