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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When getting into animals farming there are a great number of things to consider before you leap into production. There are various kinds of livestock you can raise, which are hens, rabbits, cows, ducks, lamb, goats, swine or horses, and are all cared for in a different way.
To become successful in animal farming you need to know your options, goals and resources. Understanding what you want to accomplish will help you in shaping up your farm so that it is successful.
So why do you want to get into animal 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 animals to manage forage? Or perhaps you want to produce your own livestock products and sell them for extra income? Either way placing goals is incredibly important before you pursue your project.
After you have made your decision on what type of livestock 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 keeping livestock and property zoning. If your land is not that large you may consider raising chickens or ducks but if you have large land you can raise, cows, lamb and other large livestock.
Also determine the sort of procedure you desire. If you want to manage cattle determine if you wish to raise cows for meat or cows for milk or if you wish to raise laying chickens and meat chickens. For milk creation 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 several types of livestock. For example if you need to raise meat cattle that graze on pasture the cattle that strives well on pasture is the Belted Galloway. This goes for the other animals, certain breeds will produce better than other breeds.
– Your Resources
Ask yourself if 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? Bringing up livestock requires that you have enough resources and are prepared to commit some money.