Market planning can net added value for your calves
Angus Beef Bulletin
Plenty of cow-calf producers would be tickled pink to receive more money from the sale of their calves. Who wouldn’t? Yet many producers are resigned to take what they can get on sale day. What, if anything, can they do to add value to their feeder calves?
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If you are a business minded person you could be looking for other ways to make more 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 raising Cows 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 cattle 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 buying from a reputable owner.
The next thing is to prepare for your cattle, the things you need to prepare are shelter, pasture, hay, water and other feeds.
When beginning try to be sure to reduce your expenses. As for shelter you can go for simple windbreakers instead of expensive barns. Once your cattle begin making you money you can then construct bigger shelters for them.
When it gets to water make sure that you have more than enough for them. A solitary cow may drink about 12 gallons of clean water every day. You may build water troughs for your livestock 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 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 livestock, 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 perhaps 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 farmers in your area and discover how they start making profits from their livestock.