My name is Jill Burkhardt and I am a mixed farmer (small grains, such as wheat, and beef cattle) from Wetaskiwin, Alberta. Today on the farm, we are moving yearling heifers out to summer pasture. What’s a heifer? A heifer refers to female cattle that have never had a calf. Our farm is a 5th […]… Read More
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If you also a money minded person you might be searching for other ways to make more money, farming cattle for income is an alternative business you can get into. It has great returns of investment especially in the winter seasons.
One simple way of making money from raising Cows is by cattle flipping. When cattle flipping, you buy cheap cattle, give them food so they gain weight then sell them at a higher price.
The first thing to do is to purchase the cows from auctions, livestock magazines or even online. Search for raised or feeder calves that are less costly and free from illnesses. To make sure the cows are not sick, try purchasing them from a reputable owner.
The next thing is to prepare for your cattle, the things you need to prepare are shelter, meadow, hay, water and other feeds.
When starting out try to be sure you reduce your expenses. As for housing you may go for simple windbreakers instead of expensive barns. Once your cattle begin making you money you may then build bigger shelters for them.
When it gets to water ensure that you have more then enough for them. A solitary cow may drink around 12 gallons of clean water each day. You can build water troughs for your cows to drink water from.
Most of the cash you have prepared in farming your cows must 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 suggested when it comes to feeding you livestock, cows just love corn and its best for fattening them up as well. Your local feed mill can help in supplying you with well mixed corn. Or else you can buy cow feeds from your local livestock store.
With these steps you can be on your way to raising healthy cattle for income. Other thing you should do is get to know other livestock farmers in your area and learn how they go about making revenue from their livestock.