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This week I got a call from a rancher friend who was in a panic. It’s getting close to the time he has to sell his calves and the market being down hard early in the week had him shook.
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If you also a money minded person you could be looking 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 cattle is by cattle flipping. When cattle flipping, you buy cheap cattle, feed them 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. Try to find raised or feeder calves that are less costly and free from illnesses. To make sure the cattle are not sick, try purchasing them from a reputable seller.
The next thing is to prepare for your livestock, the things you need to prepare are shelter, pasture, hay, water and other feeds.
When beginning try to be sure you reduce your expenses. As for shelter you can go for simple windbreakers instead of expensive barns. Once your livestock begin making you money you may then construct larger shelters for them.
When it gets to water be sure that you have more then enough for them. A single cow may drink around 12 gallons of water each day. You can build water troughs for your cows to drink water from.
Most of the cash you have prepared in raising your cows should 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 good for fattening them up as well. Your local feed mill may assist in supplying you with well mixed corn. Or perhaps you can buy cow feeds from your local livestock store.
With these steps you sure will be on your way to raising healthy cattle for income. Other thing you have to do is get to know other livestock owners in your area and discover how they start making revenue from their livestock.