Cattlemen’s Beef Board elects new officers
Hugh Sanburg, Norman Voyles, Jr. and Jimmy Taylor are pictured. The Beef Checkoff Program was established as part of the 1985 Farm Bill. The Beef Board has elected three cattle producers as their new leaders.
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If you are a business minded person you might be looking for other ways to make more money, raising cattle for income 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 Cows is by cattle flipping. When cattle flipping, you buy cheap cattle, give them food so they gain pounds then sell them at a higher price.
The first thing to do is to purchase the cattle from auctions, livestock magazines or even online. Search for raised or feeder calves that are less costly and free from illnesses. To make sure the cattle are not sick, try purchasing them 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 starting out try to ensure you reduce your expenses. As for housing you can go for simple windbreakers instead of expensive barns. Once your livestock start making you money you can then build bigger shelters for them.
When it gets to water ensure that you have more then enough for them. A single cow can drink about 12 gallons of water every day. You can build water troughs for your cattle to drink clean water from.
Most of the cash you have ready in farming your cattle should be invested in pasture. You also have to invest a lot on hay was well, hay assists 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 good for fattening them up as well. The local feed mill will help 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 profits. Other thing you must do is get to know other livestock farmers in your area and discover how they go about making income from their livestock.