It was a busy week for Farm Solutions last week as we attended the Lincolnshire Show for two days and attended North Shropshire College Recruitment day.
We are delighted at the response from the shows. We are looking forward to speaking to applicants and clients over the next few weeks.
See below just a few pictures from these days out
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When getting into livestock farming there are a great number of things to consider before you bounce into production. There are various kinds of livestock you can raise, which are chickens, rabbits, cows, ducks, lamb, goats, swine or mounts, and are all cared for in different ways.
To become successful in livestock farming you need to know your options, goals and resources. Being aware of what you want to accomplish will help you in shaping up your farm so that it is successful.
So why do you want to get into animal farming? It’s very essential that you identify and evaluate what your goals are.
Do you want to raise livestock because you want to supply your family with healthy food? You may just want to raise animals to manage forage? Or else you want to produce your own livestock products and sell them for extra cash? Either way placing goals is no doubt important before you pursue your dream.
After you have made your decision on what type of animals you want to raise, consider the land in which you are going to manage the livestock. Consider the size of your land, the laws regarding raising livestock and property zoning. If your land is small you may consider raising chickens or ducks but if you have large land you can keep, cattle, lamb and other large animals.
Also determine the sort of operation you want. If you want to raise cows determine if you wish to raise cattle for meat or cattle for milk or if you need to raise laying chickens and meat hens. For milk creation you can choose between goat milk, sheep milk or cow milk. You can just raise all of them.
The type of breed is also important so make certain you get knowledge of the several types of livestock. For example if you need to keep beef production cows that graze on pasture the cows that strives well on pasture is the Belted Galloway. This goes for the other animals, certain breeds will produce better than other breeds.
– Your Resources
Ask yourself if you have enough resources to get started on your project? Are your finances okay to invest in livestock farming? Do you have the equipment and facilities? Bringing up livestock requires that you have enough resources and are prepared to spend some money.