Baxter Black: Cottonwood Silk In The Air
Many years ago this month, I was invited to the 75th Annual Southwestern Saskatchewan Sheep and Woolgrowers/Stockdog Trials in Maple Creek, Saskatchewan.
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If you also a business minded person you may well be looking for other ways to make more money, raising cows for earnings 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 farming Cows 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 buy the cattle from auctions, livestock 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 seller.
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 ensure you reduce your expenses. As for housing you can go for simple windbreakers instead of expensive barns. Once your cattle start making you money you can then build bigger shelters for them.
When it comes to water ensure that you have more then enough for them. A single cow can drink about 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 ready in farming your cows needs to 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 suggested when it comes to feeding you cows, cows just love corn and its great for fattening them up as well. The local feed mill can assist in supplying you with well mixed corn. Or you can buy cattle feeds from your local livestock store.
With these steps you sure will be on your way to raising healthy livestock for profits. Other thing you must do is get to know other livestock owners in your area and discover how they go about making income from their livestock.