Anna Bassett, chair of the PFLAs
certification committee said that the groups members will be able to benefit from this approved certification.
Written in part by Jonathan Brunyee, senior lecturer in Farm Business Management at the Royal Agricultural University, Pasture for Life analyses the business costings of eight PFLA members and compares them with the average and top third producers in the AHDB Beef & Lamb Stocktake programme for 2015.
It reveals that the PFLA sheep farmers earned higher gross margins due to much lower variable costs, showed a bigger net margin per ewe than average farms, and rival the top third producers.
The volumes produced by PFLA members would initially be too small to be of interest to the mults, but the group said it hoped to build momentum by working with local butchers.
In the US, there is a small but significant market for grass-fed livestock products, and the PFLA said it was in close contact with its counterparts of the American Grassfed Association.
Under the PFLA, employees will be entitled to take paid leave to care for sick family members or to care for a newborn or a newly adopted child within 12 months of birth or placement.
The PFLA also permits an employee to receive paid leave on an intermittent basis.
Councillor Jim Wright, executive member for children's services, said: "We welcome the judge's rejection of the further order sought by the PFLA and his agreement with the council's interpretation of his judgement.
PFLA asked the judge to order that all consultation carried out after the council's decision to opt for a two-tier system on April 19, 2005 be started again from scratch.
Executive secretary of the PFLA
Russ Carrington said: "Beef and lamb reared like this is very saleable due to its taste, quality and health benefits, such as high levels of 'good fats' like omega-3s and vitamins and minerals.
Despite the outcome of the judicial review, the PFLA
is still urging the council to rethink its plans.
members have been waiting for the court date since August.