Alternate Title: From pigeon house to dream home!
Yes, seriously, our home was once filled with pigeons and all the nastiness that comes along with them. It was located in a small town about 15 miles from our farm, on a main corner. It was an eyesore that many of the locals had been lobbying to have torn down, or at least closed up so the pigeons would move on.
But my husband saw a … Read More
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If you are a money minded person you could be looking 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 easy way of making money from raising cattle 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 cattle from auctions, livestock magazines or even online. Search for raised or feeder calves that are less costly and free from diseases. To make sure the cows are not sick, try buying from a reputable owner.
The next thing is to prepare for your cows, 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 instead of expensive barns. Once your cattle begin making you money you may then construct bigger shelters for them.
When it gets to water ensure that you have more than enough for them. A solitary cow can drink about 12 gallons of clean water each day. You may build water troughs for your cows to drink clean water from.
Most of the money you have ready in farming your cattle should 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 cattle, cows just love corn and its great for fattening them up as well. Your local feed mill can assist in supplying you with well mixed corn. Or you can buy cattle feeds from your local livestock store.
With these steps you can be on your way to farming healthy cattle for profits. Other thing you have to do is get to know other livestock farmers in your area and learn how they go about making income from their livestock.