I have talked to people in grocery stores in Manhattan, Kansas and Manhattan, New York and they all have the same concerns–is supermarket beef safe and good for me? I actually love getting this question. I usually tell them that we own a ranch in the grasslands of Kansas. We are in the middle of cow-country with more grass than crops. We are focused on taking care of the environment, and … Read More
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If you are a business minded person you may well be looking for other ways to extra money, raising cows for income 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 raising Cows 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 cows from auctions, livestock magazines or even online. Look for raised or feeder calves that are cheap and free from illnesses. To make sure the cows are not sick, try purchasing them from a reputable seller.
The next thing is to prepare for your cattle, the things you need to get ready are shelter, pasture, hay, water and other feeds.
When beginning try to be sure you reduce your expenses. As for housing you can go for simple windbreakers instead of expensive barns. Once your cows begin making you money you can then build larger shelters for them.
When it comes to water ensure that you have more than enough for them. A solitary cow can drink around 12 gallons of clean water each day. You may build water troughs for your cattle to drink clean water from.
Most of the cash you have prepared in raising your cattle 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 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 assist in supplying you with well mixed corn. Or else you can buy cow feeds from your local livestock store.
With these steps you sure will be on your way to raising healthy cattle for income. Other thing you have to do is get to know other livestock owners in your area and learn how they go about making income from their livestock.