Hay Quality; What a difference a year makes, or does it?
Ohio Beef Cattle Letter
We can certainly say this past year has had its challenges. However, quality of forages made in 2020 was much better for most compared to the previous two years. Weather conditions were more favorable especially for first cutting. The late frost in May set our forages back and for many first cutting forage yields were extremely low. Second, third and four cuttings were better, b… Read More
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If you are a business minded person you could be searching 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 raising cattle is by cattle flipping. When cattle flipping, you buy cheap cattle, give them food so they gain weight then sell them at a higher price.
The first thing to do is to purchase the cows from auctions, livestock magazines or even online. Look for raised or feeder calves that are less costly and free from diseases. To make sure the cows are not sick, try purchasing them from a reputable seller.
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 starting out try to be sure you reduce your expenses. As for housing you may go for simple windbreakers instead of expensive barns. Once your livestock start making you money you can then construct larger shelters for them.
When it comes to water be sure that you have more than enough for them. A solitary cow may drink about 12 gallons of water every day. You may build water troughs for your cows to drink water from.
Most of the cash you have ready in farming your cattle needs to 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 advised when it comes to feeding you cows, cattle just love corn and its good for fattening them up as well. The local feed mill will assist in supplying you with well mixed corn. Or perhaps you can buy cattle feeds from your local livestock store.
With these steps you can be on your way to raising healthy cattle for income. Other thing you should do is get to know other livestock farmers in your area and discover how they start making income from their livestock.