Tightening up Calving Season

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Tightening up Calving Season

Olivia Amundson

South Dakota State University

One of the most important indicators of success in a cow-calf herd is reproductive efficiency of that population. A major profit-determining factor is the percent of calf crop weaned. This is accomplished through incorporating a shortened and defined breeding and calving season

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When animals are 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 raising also helps in lowering damage to the environment and the produces such as beef, eggs and milk is much more nutritious and taste better then food from factory farms.

Livestock Health Benefits:

Livestock that are kept in restricted factory farms have less quality life than those raised on pasture. Livestock when raised on pasture can move around and live an organic life where else in factory farms the livestock are all crowded in confined facilities. These facilities have no sunshine or fresh air allowing bacteria to develope and affect the livestock. This then results in the livestock being given antibiotics which is not best for the livestock.

Since a great deal of animals eat grass, grazing them on pasture has a number of benefits. Some of the benefits will be the animals are able to produce secretion which is great 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 raised 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 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 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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