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Ohio Beef Cattle Letter
We finally got some snow and freezing temperatures! At our house, we didn’t get snow a single day that our Christmas decorations were up, but snow on Valentine’s Day was appreciated. Fresh snow provides a refreshing look to the landscape when it covers up all the muck and brown underneath it.
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If you also a money minded person you could be searching for other ways to make more money, raising cows for income is an alternative business you can get into. They have great returns of investment especially in the winter seasons.
One easy way of making money from farming cattle is by cattle flipping. When cattle flipping, you buy cheap cattle, give them food so they gain weight then sell them at a higher price.
The first thing to do is to purchase the cows from auctions, cattle magazines or even online. Try to find raised or feeder calves that are cheap and free from illnesses. To make sure the cows are not sick, try purchasing them from a reputable owner.
The next thing is to prepare for your cows, the things you need to organize are shelter, meadow, hay, water and other feeds.
When starting out try to be sure you reduce your expenses. As for shelter you may go for simple windbreakers rather than expensive barns. Once your cows begin making you money you may then build larger shelters for them.
When it comes to water make sure that you have more then enough for them. A single cow may drink around 12 gallons of drinking water every day. You can build water troughs for your livestock to drink water from.
Most of the cash you have prepared in farming your cattle must be invested in pasture. You also have to spend a lot on hay was well, hay helps a lot in the production of meat. Alfalfa works well for meat production.
Corn is recommended when it comes to feeding you livestock, cows just love corn and its great for fattening them up as well. The local feed mill will assist in supplying you with well mixed corn. Or perhaps you can buy cattle feeds from your local livestock store.
With these steps you can be on your way to farming healthy cattle for income. Other thing you have to do is get to know other livestock owners in your area and learn how they start making income from their livestock.