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When getting into livestock farming there are a great number of things to consider before you hop into production. There are various types of livestock you can raise, which are chickens, rabbits, cattle, ducks, lamb, goats, swine or mounts, and are all cared for in a different way.
To become successful in animal farming you need to know your options, goals and resources. Being aware of what you want to accomplish will help you in shaping up your farm so that it can be successful.
And so why do you want to get into livestock farming? It’s very essential that you identify and evaluate what your goals are.
Do you want to raise livestock because you want to provide your family with healthy food? You may just want to raise livestock to manage forage? Or perhaps you want to produce your own livestock products and sell them for extra money? Either way placing goals is incredibly important before you pursue your dream.
After you have made your decision on what type of animals you want to raise, consider the land in which you are going to manage the livestock. Consider the size of your land, the laws regarding raising livestock and property zoning. If your land is small you may consider raising birds but if you have large land you can keep, cattle, lamb and other large livestock.
You should also determine the sort of procedure you desire. If you want to farm cows determine if you wish to raise cattle for meat or cows for milk or if you wish to raise laying chickens and meat hens. For milk production you can pick between goat milk, sheep milk or cow milk. You can just raise all of them.
The type of breed is also important so make certain you get knowledge of the different types of livestock. For example if you wish to keep meat cattle that graze on pasture the cows that strives well on pasture is the Belted Galloway. This goes for the other livestock, certain breeds will produce better than other breeds.
– Your Resources
Do you have enough resources to start out your project? Are your finances okay to invest in livestock farming? Do you have the equipment and facilities? Rearing livestock requires that you have enough resources and are prepared to spend some money.