We’re losing the antibiotics war

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We’re losing the antibiotics war

Alan Newport

Beef Producer

I fear we may be nearing the end of this miraculous age of antibiotics. We’re losing the battle with bacteria as they steadily overcome our slim battery of antibiotics. I was reminded of this again a few days ago as I listened to Amelia Woolums, an outstanding researcher from Mississippi State University. Her work (and that of others) has shown us a lot about antibiotic resistance, but it also shows mystifyin…

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When livestock is kept in the pasture-based system they are let to graze freely and eat nutritious grass and other plants that are easily digested by their bodies. The animals 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 meat, eggs and milk is far more nutritious and taste better than food from factory farms.

Animal Health Benefits:

Livestock that are kept 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 all natural 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 develope and affect the livestock. This then results in the animals being provided with antibiotics which is not great for the livestock.

Since a lot of animals eat grass, grazing them on pasture has a lot of benefits. Some of the benefits are the livestock are able to produce secretion 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 harm and even death.

Human Health Benefits:

Livestock raised on pasture produce more nutritious eggs, meat, milk which is ideal for consumers than livestock raised on grains. Adding to that, pasture raised foods have a healthier balance of omega-3 plus omega-6 fats than 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 raised in a healthy way and the produce is good for us humans.

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