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If you also a business minded person you might be searching for other ways to extra money, raising 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, feed them so they gain 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 buying from a reputable seller.
The next thing is to prepare for your livestock, 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 may 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 be sure that you have more then enough for them. A single cow can drink around 12 gallons of clean water each day. You can build water troughs for your cows to drink clean water from.
Most of the money you have prepared 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 great for fattening them up as well. The local feed mill will 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 should do is get to know other livestock farmers in your area and learn how they go about making profits from their livestock.