Ways to minimize death loss in calves
Western Livestock Journal
Recently, experts from the Kansas State (K-State) University Beef Cattle Institute (BCI) tackled the topic of calf death loss on a weekly podcast. Leading the discussion was veterinarian Bob Larson with BCI director and veterinarian Brad White.
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If you also a business minded person you might be searching for other ways to make more money, farming cattle for earnings 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 raising cattle is by cattle flipping. When cattle flipping, you buy cheap cattle, feed them so they put on weight then sell them at a higher price.
The first thing to do is to purchase the cattle from auctions, cattle magazines or even online. Look for raised or feeder calves that are less costly and free from diseases. 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 prepare are shelter, pasture, hay, water and other feeds.
When starting out try to ensure you reduce your expenses. As for shelter you may go for simple windbreakers rather than expensive barns. Once your livestock begin making you money you may then build larger shelters for them.
When it gets to water be sure that you have more than enough for them. A single cow can drink around 12 gallons of drinking water every day. You may build water troughs for your cows to drink clean water from.
Most of the money you have ready 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 suggested when it comes to feeding you cattle, cattle just love corn and its best for fattening them up as well. Your local feed mill will help in supplying you with well mixed corn. Or you can buy cow feeds from your local livestock store.
With these steps you can be on your way to farming healthy livestock 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.