By: Matt McIntosh for Farm & Food Care Ontario (Uxbridge) – Sisters Patricia Taber (30), Jennifer Smith (28) and Sylvia Megens (22) got involved with their local 4-H beef club when they were each 10 years old, and have been around big bovines ever since. Cattle are, indeed, a central part of their lives, and […]… 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 cows 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 farming cattle is by cattle flipping. When cattle flipping, you buy cheap cattle, feed them so they put on weight then sell them at a higher price.
The first thing to do is to buy the cows from auctions, cattle magazines or even online. Look 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 ensure you reduce your expenses. As for housing you can go for simple windbreakers rather than expensive barns. Once your cattle start making you money you may then construct larger shelters for them.
When it gets to water make sure that you have more than enough for them. A solitary cow can drink about 12 gallons of drinking water every day. You can 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 assists a lot in the production of meat. Alfalfa works well for meat production.
Corn is suggested 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 cow feeds from your local livestock store.
With these steps you can be on your way to raising healthy cattle for profits. Other thing you should do is get to know other livestock owners in your area and learn how they go about making profits from their livestock.