By Adrienne Ivey, Saskatchewan rancher and blogger at View From The Ranch Porch There was recently a vegan outcry that our new(ish) Canadian money is made with beef by-products (the parts of the cow left over once meat is removed). Often people don’t realize just how many of our everyday products are made with parts […]… Read More
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If you also a business minded person you could be looking for other ways to extra money, farming cows for profits is an alternative business you can get into. They have great returns of investment especially in the winter seasons.
One simple way of making money from farming cattle is by cattle flipping. When cattle flipping, you buy cheap cattle, give them food so they gain pounds then sell them at a higher price.
The first thing to do is to purchase the cattle from auctions, livestock magazines or even online. Try to find raised or feeder calves that are cheap and free from diseases. To make sure the cows are not sick, try purchasing them from a reputable owner.
The next thing is to prepare for your cows, the things you need to organize are shelter, meadow, hay, water and other feeds.
When starting out try to be sure you reduce your expenses. As for housing you can go for simple windbreakers rather than expensive barns. Once your cows start making you money you may then construct bigger shelters for them.
When it comes to water be sure that you have more then enough for them. A solitary cow may drink about 12 gallons of clean water each day. You may build water troughs for your cows to drink water from.
Most of the cash you have ready in raising your cows needs to be invested in pasture. You also have to invest a lot on hay was well, hay helps a lot in the production of meat. Alfalfa works well for meat production.
Corn is advised when it comes to feeding you cattle, cattle just love corn and its best for fattening them up as well. Your local feed mill will help in supplying you with well mixed corn. Or else you can buy cattle feeds from your local livestock store.
With these steps you sure will be on your way to farming healthy livestock for income. Other thing you must do is get to know other livestock owners in your area and discover how they start making profits from their livestock.