Having Your Cake . . .
Dr. Les Anderson
Ohio Beef Cattle Letter
My colleagues and I like to rib each other about which discipline is more important in beef production nutrition, genetics, health, or reproduction. Of course, I argue that reproductive efficiency is the most important because reproductive rate drives gross revenue. But we all know it’s not that simple. All disciplines need to be managed and blended to optimize reproductive potential.
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If you are a business minded person you may well be looking for other ways to extra money, raising cows for profits is an alternative business you can get into. It has great returns of investment especially in the winter seasons.
One easy way of making money from farming Cows is by cattle flipping. When cattle flipping, you purchase cheap cattle, give them food 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. Look for raised or feeder calves that are cheap and free from diseases. To make sure the cows are not sick, try buying from a reputable owner.
The next thing is to prepare for your cattle, 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 shelter you may go for simple windbreakers rather than expensive barns. Once your cows start making you money you may then build larger shelters for them.
When it comes to water make sure that you have more than enough for them. A solitary cow can drink about 12 gallons of drinking water every day. You may build water troughs for your livestock to drink clean water from.
Most of the cash you have ready in farming your cows must 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, cattle just love corn and its great for fattening them up as well. The local feed mill may help 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 farming healthy livestock for profits. 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.