This year, March is kicking off a busy time here at Breezy Hill Farm,
and we couldn’t be happier about it.
We have a ton of events coming up that we want you to know about!
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When getting into animals farming there are countless things to consider before you hop into production. There are various types of livestock you can raise, which are chickens, rabbits, cattle, ducks, lamb, goats, swine or mounts, and are all cared for in a different way.
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 can be successful.
– Your Goals
And 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 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 cash? Either way placing 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 farm 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 procedure you want. If you want to raise cattle determine if you wish to raise cattle for meat or cows for milk or if you need to raise laying chickens and meat chickens. 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 wish to keep 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? 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 make investments of some money.