The following is a guest post from my friend Chef Alli of Chef Alli’s Farm Fresh Kitchen. She is a fellow farm mom who has a deep love for her family and their farm, and she shows it through her delicious homemade recipes. I have used a number of her recipes for my family and they are definitely big hits! This one will be the next recipe I try.
A few weeks ago, Alli asked if I could come to… Read More
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If you are a money minded person you might be searching for other ways to make more money, raising cows for earnings 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 purchase 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, livestock magazines or even online. Look for raised or feeder calves that are cheap and free from diseases. To make sure the cattle are not sick, try purchasing them from a reputable seller.
The next thing is to prepare for your cattle, the things you need to prepare are shelter, pasture, hay, water and other feeds.
When starting out try to be sure to reduce your expenses. As for housing you can go for simple windbreakers rather than expensive barns. Once your livestock begin making you money you can then construct larger shelters for them.
When it comes to water ensure that you have more than enough for them. A single 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 money you have prepared in raising your cattle 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 livestock, cattle just love corn and its good for fattening them up as well. The local feed mill may 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 farming healthy livestock for profits. Other thing you have to do is get to know other livestock farmers in your area and discover how they go about making revenue from their livestock.