Processor cow average drops below 200p/kg

Source: https://www.fwi.co.uk/livestock/taking-stock/processor-cow-average-drops-below-200p-kg

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Liveweight and deadweight fortunes have diverged this autumn as average UK deadweight cow prices have fallen below 200p/kg for the first time in nearly a year. The seasonal drop in values, as farms clear out passengers before winter, has seen the Great Britain average fall to 197.3p/kg in early November, back 11.8p/kg on the year. […]

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

Sustainable livestock raising also helps in lowering damage to the environment plus the produces such as beef, eggs and milk is more nutritious and taste better than food from factory farms.

Livestock 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 farms the animals are all crowded in confined facilities. These facilities have no sunlight or fresh air allowing bacteria to develope and affect the livestock. This then results in the livestock being given antibiotics which is not good for the livestock.

Since a great deal of animals eat grass, grazing them on pasture has a lot 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 tract. As grain fed livestock produce less saliva they often suffer from dehydration, intestine damage and even death.

Human Being Health Benefits:

Livestock farmed on pasture produce more nutritious eggs, meat, milk which is ideal for consumers then livestock raised on grains. Adding to that, pasture raised foods have a more healthy balance of omega-3 and omega-6 fats then your conventional foods. Their supplement 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 reared in a healthy way and the produce is healthy for us human beings.

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