Baxter Black: Babe
Years ago the movie “BABE” was nominated for several Academy Awards including Best Picture. It was very popular and made a lot of money. It stars a pig named Babe. A gilt to be more specific… a feeder pig maybe weighin’ 80 – 100 lbs. But it was a cute pig. It talked, of course, was kind and brave. And to top it off it did heroic deeds and yet maintained a sensitivity that would make the Pope blush.
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If you also a money minded person you may well be searching for other ways to make more money, farming cattle 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 Cows is by cattle flipping. When cattle flipping, you buy 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. Try to find raised or feeder calves that are cheap 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 prepare are shelter, pasture, hay, water and other feeds.
When starting out try to be sure to 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 build bigger shelters for them.
When it comes to water be sure that you have more then enough for them. A single cow may drink around 12 gallons of drinking water every day. You can build water troughs for your cows to drink clean 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 assists a lot in the production of meat. Alfalfa works well for meat production.
Corn is advised when it comes to feeding you cattle, cows just love corn and its best for fattening them up as well. The local feed mill can help in supplying you with well mixed corn. Or else you can buy cattle feeds from your local livestock store.
With these steps you sure will be on your way to farming healthy livestock for income. Other thing you have to do is get to know other livestock farmers in your area and learn how they start making profits from their livestock.