Controlling Weeds with Grazing
Northern AG Network
Canada goldenrod is a native flowering plant in South Dakota, but it is generally considered as a grazing ‘increaser’ and is relatively undesirable by landowners at high densities. Canada thistle and perennial sow thistle are both common noxious weeds in South Dakota requiring that managers control the production and spread of seed.
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If you also a money minded person you could be looking for other ways to extra money, farming cattle for earnings 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 cattle 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 cows from auctions, cattle magazines or even online. Search for 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 owner.
The next thing is to prepare for your livestock, the things you need to organize are shelter, meadow, hay, water and other feeds.
When starting out try to ensure you reduce your expenses. As for shelter you may go for simple windbreakers rather than expensive barns. Once your cattle begin making you money you can then build larger shelters for them.
When it gets to water be sure that you have more than enough for them. A solitary cow can drink about 12 gallons of drinking water each day. You can build water troughs for your cows to drink clean water from.
Most of the money you have ready in raising 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 recommended when it comes to feeding you cows, cows just love corn and its good for fattening them up as well. Your local feed mill can help in supplying you with well mixed corn. Or perhaps you can buy cow feeds from your local livestock store.
With these steps you can be on your way to farming healthy livestock for income. Other thing you must do is get to know other livestock farmers in your area and learn how they start making profits from their livestock.