What happens to beef if the Mexican border closes?
Western Livestock Journal
Ever wonder what would happen to the U.S. cattle and beef industry if the border with Mexico closed entirely? The possibility was raised on Friday, March 29, when President Donald Trump announced he would close the border with Mexico if certain immigration-related demands of his aren’t met. He acknowledged that the move could harm trade and the U.S. economy, but said, “We’re … Read More
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If you also a business minded person you may well be looking for other ways to extra money, raising cows for profits is an alternative business you can get into. It has great returns of investment especially in the winter seasons.
One simple way of making money from farming cattle is by cattle flipping. When cattle flipping, you purchase cheap cattle, give them food so they put on weight then sell them at a higher price.
The first thing to do is to purchase the cattle from auctions, livestock magazines or even online. Search for raised or feeder calves that are cheap and free from illnesses. To make sure the cattle are not sick, try buying from a reputable owner.
The next thing is to prepare for your livestock, the things you need to prepare are shelter, meadow, hay, water and other feeds.
When beginning try to ensure you reduce your expenses. As for housing you may go for simple windbreakers instead of expensive barns. Once your cattle begin making you money you can then construct larger shelters for them.
When it comes to water ensure that you have more than enough for them. A solitary cow can drink around 12 gallons of clean water each day. You may build water troughs for your cows to drink clean water from.
Most of the money you have ready in raising your cows 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 great for fattening them up as well. Your local feed mill may assist in supplying you with well mixed corn. Or perhaps you can buy cow feeds from your local livestock store.
With these steps you can be on your way to farming healthy cattle for profits. Other thing you have to do is get to know other livestock owners in your area and discover how they go about making profits from their livestock.