Wildfires recently devastated the area around a town in Kansas called Medicine Lodge. My friend Sandra Levering lives there and is involved in the recovery efforts with her family. Now that pressing needs have been met and farmers and ranchers have been able to assess the full situation, Sandra has had time to record a few of her thoughts. Below is her heart wrenching, yet hopeful guest blog … Read More
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If you also a business minded person you may well 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 easy way of making money from raising Cows is by cattle flipping. When cattle flipping, you purchase cheap cattle, feed them so they gain weight then sell them at a higher price.
The first thing to do is to purchase the cows from auctions, cattle magazines or even online. Try to find raised or feeder calves that are less costly and free from diseases. To make sure the cattle are not sick, try buying from a reputable owner.
The next thing is to prepare for your livestock, the things you need to get ready are shelter, meadow, hay, water and other feeds.
When starting out try to be sure to reduce your expenses. As for housing you may go for simple windbreakers instead of expensive barns. Once your livestock begin making you money you can then build larger shelters for them.
When it gets to water ensure that you have more than enough for them. A single cow can drink around 12 gallons of drinking water every day. You can build water troughs for your livestock to drink water from.
Most of the cash you have ready in farming 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 cows, cows just love corn and its good for fattening them up as well. The local feed mill will help in supplying you with well mixed corn. Or perhaps you can buy cattle feeds from your local livestock store.
With these steps you sure will be on your way to farming healthy cattle for profits. Other thing you should do is get to know other livestock owners in your area and discover how they go about making profits from their livestock.