Hair scoring the cows
Sometimes, we have to judge each other’s hair. Especially cattle. Ideally, we want cows to shed their winter coats before mid-June. This makes them more attractive, more productive, and better able to cope with heat stress due to fescue toxicosis. Hair usually sheds off first at the front end and the top of the animal.
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If you are a money minded person you might be searching for other ways to extra money, raising cows for profits is an alternative business you can get into. They have 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 buy the cattle from auctions, cattle magazines or even online. Look for 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 cows, 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 shelter you may go for simple windbreakers rather than expensive barns. Once your cattle begin making you money you can then construct larger 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 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 cattle must be invested in pasture. You also have to invest a lot on hay was well, hay assists a lot in the production of meat. Alfalfa works well for meat production.
Corn is suggested when it comes to feeding you cows, cows just love corn and its great for fattening them up as well. Your local feed mill can assist 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 cattle for profits. Other thing you have to do is get to know other livestock owners in your area and learn how they go about making profits from their livestock.