You might be a part-time farmer or might even be continuing your family farming business, but you should know the significance of cattle handling customs and procedures that is improving every single day. Amongst various other ways to perform this particular custom, you can make use of the livestock handling equipments with much ease. The farmers of the modern day can easily improve their prospective by utilizing various tools and equipments that are specifically designed to accomplish and perform the farming tasks in an efficient manner.The livestock equipments help to promote the security and safety of the animals and the farmers. Nowadays most of the well-known companies are providing various types of tools and equipments to be utilized at farms. These equipments are normally available in various materials and also in creative designs to help the farming process a much easier one than the older days. Furthermore, this helps to save more time and effort that you can use in other efficient works.Utilizing good quality and reliable livestock handling equipment will always help you to lessen your workload and amplify the augment the efficiency of the farm works. There are various high quality equipments that help to increase the effectiveness of the farm operations such as cattle crushes, drinking toughs, sheep trailers, tombstone trailers, portable hayracks, sheep snackers and so on.A drinking trough has the facility to hold over 900 litres of water. You can opt to keep them in open places for large groups of cattle and sheep. It has a smooth line interior which helps you to clean it with much ease. It has low drinking height and so the animals will feel great comfort while they drink water from it. It is actually manufactured from UV stabilized polyethylene and includes frost resistance ability.You need to feed the animals in the best possible manner. To do this you can have a sheep trailer at your farm. A sheep trailer is made to house horned sheep in the best comfortable manner. It has heavy duty galvanized structure that makes sure that it the sheep trailer lasts for a very long time. Likewise, tombstone trailer is helpful enough to feed the livestock, no matter if you have ones or twos or hundreds of them. It has a steel slatted floor and a door that swings back.Sheep snackers are considered to one among the most significant tools that assist in making the most of the prospective of your livestock. You can use the sheep snackers to expand the safety and care provided to your livestock.
Livestock agents are a great asset when you have cattle for sale. They organise the buying and selling of cattle, they also provide guidance on cattle, farming supplies and stock market trends. The combination of your local knowledge and their knowledge of farm management and cattle will assist in making the bigger decisions clearer and give all the important information you require to make the right decisions.Acquiring the assistance of a livestock agent when you have cattle for sale will help you avoid a fair bit of tiresome paper work as the livestock agent will take care of arranging import and export licences, documentation, freight and insurance, health testing and inspections. You will quickly see how beneficial a livestock agent is to your business and the process of selling your cattle either domestically or internationally will be significantly more efficient.The agents are trained to gauge the value of your cattle and they will come to your farm to calculate the weight and condition of the animals you want to sell. They can also work on behalf of you by buying and selling on farms and via the auction process and organise transportation of animals to and from the farm leaving you with ample time to take care of making sure your business is in order.You can rely on trained livestock agents to be diligent, direct, friendly, enduring and confident in their work. Their far reaching experience on many different types of farms and plenty of stock sales means they have an excellent understanding of various circumstances and can offer helpful and straightforward advice. Agents want to keep their clients happy so you can be certain of their commitment and attention. You can phone to arrange a meeting with them and they will come to your farm to discuss your cattle for sale and will assess the animals to come up with selling options. This might include the choice of selling at an auction, selling privately or selling to meat works. They will provide you with an estimated price and then leave it to you to decide whether to accept or try for another option but you can be assured that livestock agents will give you the best possible deal. It makes perfect sense to receive professional help when it comes to selling your cattle because they have the experience, the knowledge, the contacts and their ears tuned for extra information to give you the best possible assistance.
The one remark I get as a pescetarian more than any other goes along the lines of, “one person not eating meat won’t make a difference in the world!” Allow me to say, if everybody in the world truly thought that way, nothing would ever be accomplished. One person can cause a chain reaction. It all starts with a conscious attempt and knowledge that yes, everybody does in fact make a difference.I have been a pescetarian, or a person who chooses to not eat primary consumers except fish and seafood for just over a year and a half. I decided on my 18th birthday to make this lifestyle change because I wanted to start making independent decisions and actively participating in a cause bigger than myself instead of simply saying “yeah, I should do that.” It is easier said than done.I took a college level environmental science course in high school, and it truly opened my eyes to just how harmful eating animals is to our environment. For every trophic level up on the food web you go, only 10% of that energy is received. That means that if you are eating an animal who eats another animal who eats plants, you are receiving a measly.1% of the energy originally created by the plant. This is an incredibly inefficient method of harvesting energy.One of our society’s greatest problems right now is world hunger. Although the allocation of resources is a great inhibitor in this struggle to solve this dilemma, not eating meat could potentially help. If everybody in the world went vegan, meaning that everybody ate only plant products, there would be enough food to sustain everybody very easily. However, much of our plant resources go towards sustaining our livestock instead. If we allocated those plant products to their respective locations where they are needed instead of feeding them to animals, the human population could be cheaply and easily sustained.In addition to this point, our livestock greatly contributes to a process known as eutrophication. This means that runoff from farms, particularly excretion, leeches excess nutrients into nearby watersheds. This process actually ends up increasing algal blooms, therefore decreasing oxygen levels. This makes the watersheds unsuitable for many species of fish to live in, therefore decreasing biodiversity. In other terms, a large amount of livestock put in one area is extremely bad for nearby hydrospheres.By cutting some or all of meat out of our diets, we will decrease the demand for livestock and therefore decrease the human impact on nearby watersheds.Among these pressing issues, the number one killer in the United States is currently heart disease according to the CDC. It is known that high blood pressure and high cholesterol are essentially what cause heart disease. Red meat contains a large amount of bad cholesterol and saturated fat which is a contributing factor to a poor diet.The second biggest killer in the United States is cancer. 30% of all cancers in the United States have been linked to poor diet (pcrm.org). Poor diet also includes the over consumption of animal products because it has been linked to high cholesterol and heart disease as previously stated. As a side note, the seventh biggest killer in the U.S. is diabetes, one of which kind is also due to a poor diet.
Eating less meat can help reduce the risk of these horrible diseases that kill millions of people every year.In addition to saving lives, the health care expenditures due to these diseases in the United States alone is unfathomable. Literally hundreds of billions of dollars of lost productivity annually is due to heart disease ALONE in the United States (millionhearts.hhs.gov). Again, heart disease among other horrific and tragic death sentences can be prevented by having a balanced and healthy diet, ie. reducing red meat consumption.Now that I have covered the more obvious reasons to go veg, allow me to explain why more personally I am doing what I do.As a young child, we do not understand why we cage, fatten, abuse, and ultimately eat pigs but treat dogs like our best friends. We are just told that that is the right thing to do and we go with it. I went with it for a very long time, until I really stopped and thought, “wow, I would never eat my dog in a million years. Why is it that I would eat a cow, a pig, or a chicken?” Perhaps it is because humans see dogs as cuter, or livestock as tastier. Who doesn’t love bacon, right?Unfortunately, regardless of who is cuter and who is tastier, pigs have a higher intellectual and empathetic capacity than dogs (peta.org). The pig we are eating for breakfast that has been locked up in a cage all of its life and injected with hormones and genetically modified – empathizes more and understands more than the love of our life – our dogs.Another question I get a lot is that “if you care about all animals equally, why do you still eat fish?”Good question!Yes, aquaculture is not by any means perfect or humane. However, I still do struggle to get all of the protein that my body requires because I am very active. Because a fish’s bone structure is much smaller than that of a land mammal, it is more environmentally favorable to eat fish. Therefore, fish/shellfish are my animals of choice to leave in my diet. However, I do try to eat one to two vegan meals every day and only eat fish sparingly. Plus, who doesn’t love sushi?I would be lying if I said that veganism is the way that everybody should go, because it is extremely difficult in our society and perhaps not proven to be the healthiest choice.However, I would recommend considering cutting some meat out of your diet. #meatlessmondays are a thing! Every little bit helps, even if Joe Shmoe the carnivore says you are wrong with no statistical evidence.One of my long time idols and vegan, Tim McIlrath, lead singer of Rise Against, states it more perfectly than I ever could. “When it all comes down, will you say you did everything you could?” In a world that is rapidly being depleted of resources and undergoing climate change, it is exceedingly important to keep this in mind.And to the guy whose shirt says “vegetarians are stupid, my food poops on your food” – I don’t eat food that poops on food, so don’t poop on my lifestyle.My point: if you want to contribute to ending world hunger, sustain the growing human population, lower your environmental footprint, reduce the risk of prevalent diseases, stimulate the economy, and go to sleep knowing that an animal that has the mental capacity greater than Fido who would have been abused and slaughtered is not existing because you reduced the demand for it, eat less meat!