This weekend, June 10-11, is the Frederick Fiber Fest, held at the Frederick News-Post Building.
We are excited to be a vendor at the Fest again this year, and look forward to enjoying the weekend with our fellow fiber enthusiasts, ranchers and artisans alike!
Of course, we will have gorgeous fiber products available for purchase, thanks to our beautiful alpacas! You will love our collection of luxurious, one-of-a-kind yarns that are hand-dyed, hand-spun, and hand-corded. For large… Read More
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When getting into livestock farming there are countless things to consider before you bounce into production. There are various types of livestock you can raise, which are hens, rabbits, cows, ducks, lamb, goats, swine or mounts, and are all cared for in different ways.
To become successful in animal farming you need to know your options, goals and resources. Understanding what you want to accomplish will help you in shaping up your farm so that it can be successful.
And so why do you want to get into livestock 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 livestock to manage forage? Or else you want to produce your own livestock products and sell them for extra income? Either way establishing goals is incredibly important before you pursue your dream.
After you have made your decision on what type of livestock you want to raise, consider the land in which you are going to raise the livestock. Consider the size of your land, the laws regarding keeping livestock and property zoning. If your land is small you may consider raising birds but if you have large land you can raise, cows, lamb and other large livestock.
Also determine the sort of operation you desire. If you want to manage cows determine if you wish to raise cattle for meat or cows for milk or if you need to raise laying chickens and meat birds. For milk creation you can pick 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 wish to raise meat cattle that graze on pasture the cattle that strives well on pasture is the Belted Galloway. This goes for the other livestock, certain breeds will produce better than other breeds.
– Your Resources
Do 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? Setting up livestock requires that you have enough resources and are prepared to commit some money.