Synchronizing Estrus in Cattle
L.R. Sprott and B.B. Carpenter
Texas A&M University
Cows not conceiving will return to estrus again beginning about 18 to 25 days after the synchronization period. The females will still be synchronized to a slight degree, which gives a second chance to artificially inseminate each female in the early part of the breeding season. Without synchronization, the herd manager is faced with a 21-day period of continual estrus detection and on… Read More
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If you are a business minded person you might be searching for other ways to make more 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 Cows is by cattle flipping. When cattle flipping, you purchase cheap cattle, give them food so they gain weight then sell them at a higher price.
The first thing to do is to buy the cattle from auctions, cattle magazines or even online. Search 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 cattle, the things you need to organize are shelter, meadow, hay, water and other feeds.
When beginning try to be sure you reduce your expenses. As for housing you can go for simple windbreakers rather than expensive barns. Once your cows begin making you money you may then construct bigger shelters for them.
When it comes to water be sure that you have more then enough for them. A single cow may drink about 12 gallons of drinking water every day. You may build water troughs for your cattle to drink water from.
Most of the money you have prepared in farming your cattle must be invested in pasture. You also have to invest 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 cattle, cows just love corn and its good for fattening them up as well. Your local feed mill may assist in supplying you with well mixed corn. Or else you can buy cow feeds from your local livestock store.
With these steps you can be on your way to farming healthy livestock for profits. Other thing you must do is get to know other livestock owners in your area and discover how they start making revenue from their livestock.