Cattle producers put a pencil to purchasing spring stocker calves.
Angus Beef Bulletin
Cattle producers across Tennessee and the Mid-South often purchase stocker calves in the spring to put relatively cheap gain on the calves by using fescue/clover pasture. Fescue/clover pastures tend to produce large amounts of forage during spring and early summer, which provides adequate nutrition for growing stocker animals.
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If you also a business minded person you might be looking for other ways to extra money, farming cows for profits 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, give them food so they gain pounds 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 diseases. To make sure the cattle 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 to reduce your expenses. As for housing you can go for simple windbreakers rather than expensive barns. Once your livestock start making you money you may then build bigger shelters for them.
When it comes to water be sure that you have more than enough for them. A single cow may drink around 12 gallons of clean water every day. You may build water troughs for your cattle to drink clean water from.
Most of the cash you have prepared in raising your cattle needs to be invested in pasture. You also have to spend a lot on hay was well, hay assists a lot in the production of meat. Alfalfa works well for meat production.
Corn is recommended when it comes to feeding you cattle, cows just love corn and its great for fattening them up as well. The local feed mill will help in supplying you with well mixed corn. Or perhaps you can buy cow feeds from your local livestock store.
With these steps you sure will be on your way to raising healthy cattle for profits. Other thing you should do is get to know other livestock owners in your area and discover how they start making revenue from their livestock.