This is just a quick note to say how excited we are at all the press that the goat hikes have been getting lately, and how delighted we are that so many people want to come and hike with the goats. (The goats are delighted, too!). We’ve received a tremendous response in the past several days, and all the hikes that we had scheduled for February, March and April have filled quickly.
We’re looking at our calendar to find a few more dates in March and April… Read More
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When getting into livestock farming there are countless things to consider before you leap into production. There are various types of livestock you can raise, which are chickens, rabbits, cattle, ducks, lamb, goats, pigs or mounts, and are all cared for in a different way.
To become successful in livestock farming you need to know your options, goals and resources. Learning what you want to accomplish will help you in shaping up your farm so that it is 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 provide your family with healthy food? You may just want to raise livestock to manage forage? Or perhaps you want to produce your own livestock products and sell them for extra money? Either way placing goals is no doubt important before you pursue your project.
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 not very big you may consider raising chickens or ducks but if you have large land you can keep, cattle, lamb and other large animals.
You should also determine the sort of operation you desire. If you want to farm cattle determine if you need to raise cows 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 different types of livestock. For example if you need 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
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? Rearing livestock requires that you have enough resources and are prepared to commit some money.