Why Having a Biosecurity Plan in Place is So Important for Producers
Oklahoma Farm Report
Having a biosecurity plan in place should be a big priority for cattle producers, says Dr. Rosslyn Biggs, OSU beef cattle extension specialist, and College of Veterinary Medicine director. “The Thing about the coronavirus that’s really brought to the general conversation is things like epidemiology, contact tracing, how diseases, in particular viruses, spread from one infected … Read More
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If you are a business minded person you may well be searching for other ways to extra money, farming cattle for income is an alternative business you can get into. They have great returns of investment especially in the winter seasons.
One easy way of making money from raising Cows is by cattle flipping. When cattle flipping, you buy cheap cattle, feed them so they put on 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 cheap and free from diseases. To make sure the cattle are not sick, try buying from a reputable owner.
The next thing is to prepare for your cattle, the things you need to prepare 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 livestock begin making you money you may then build larger shelters for them.
When it comes to water ensure that you have more than enough for them. A solitary cow can drink around 12 gallons of water every day. You may build water troughs for your cattle to drink water from.
Most of the money you have ready in farming your cows must be invested in pasture. You also have to spend 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 livestock, cattle just love corn and its best for fattening them up as well. Your 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 sure will be on your way to farming healthy cattle for income. Other thing you should do is get to know other livestock owners in your area and learn how they start making revenue from their livestock.