Mark Parker: The Top 10 cattle management observations during the pandemic
#10. Wearing a mask: When being health conscious AND cattle rustling go hand-in-hand.
#9. The ol’ busted-horn cow with the Charlie Manson eyes may be great at social distancing but she probably needs to be social distanced to the sale barn.
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If you also a money minded person you might be searching 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 cattle is by cattle flipping. When cattle flipping, you buy cheap cattle, feed them so they gain weight then sell them at a higher price.
The first thing to do is to buy the cows from auctions, livestock magazines or even online. Try to find raised or feeder calves that are less costly and free from illnesses. To make sure the cows are not sick, try buying from a reputable seller.
The next thing is to prepare for your livestock, the things you need to get ready are shelter, meadow, hay, water and other feeds.
When beginning try to be sure to reduce your expenses. As for housing you can go for simple windbreakers rather than expensive barns. Once your cattle begin making you money you may then construct bigger shelters for them.
When it comes to water make sure 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 cattle to drink clean water from.
Most of the money you have prepared in raising your cattle should 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, cows just love corn and its good for fattening them up as well. The local feed mill can assist in supplying you with well mixed corn. Or else you can buy cattle feeds from your local livestock store.
With these steps you can be on your way to raising healthy livestock for income. Other thing you must do is get to know other livestock farmers in your area and discover how they go about making profits from their livestock.