Look at this lovely, fluffy roving! Maybe our prize winners will pick some out for themselves!
We finally drew names for the prize packages offered during the Charm City Yarn Crawl!
Better late than never, right?
At any rate, we’d love to offer congratulations to our prize winners.
First prize of a $50 gift certificate to the Boutique and a good… Read More
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When getting into animals farming there are countless things to consider before you leap into production. There are different types of livestock you can keep, which are hens, rabbits, cows, ducks, lamb, goats, pigs or mounts, and are all cared for in different ways.
To be 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.
– Your Goals
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 animals to manage forage? Or else you want to produce your own livestock products and sell them for extra income? Either way placing goals is incredibly important before you pursue your project.
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 not very big you may consider raising chickens or ducks but if you have large land you can raise, cattle, lamb and other large livestock.
Also determine the sort of procedure you desire. If you want to manage cattle determine if you need to raise cows for meat or cattle for milk or if you need to raise laying chickens and meat birds. For milk production 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 raise meat cattle that graze on pasture the cattle 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? Will you have enough finances 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 make investments of some money.