Our cookbook project, the Maine Community Cookbook, Volume 2, comes out later this spring, but in the meantime, we have a special sneak peek for friends of the farm! This family recipe for Apple Dumplings was contributed to the forthcoming book, by Kathleen Webster, of Auburn. In an essay on the history of molasses in New England cookery, food historian Sandy Oliver notes that apple dumplings were traditionally served with molasses whipped cream. We’ve been enjoying the two together all sea… Read More
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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 different types of livestock you can raise, which are chickens, rabbits, cattle, ducks, lamb, goats, swine or horses, and are all cared for in different ways.
To become successful in livestock 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 supply 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 money? Either way placing goals is no doubt important before you pursue your dream.
After you have made your decision on what type of livestock you want to raise, consider the land in which you are going to raise 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 chickens or ducks but if you have large land you can raise, cattle, lamb and other large livestock.
Also determine the sort of procedure you desire. If you want to manage cows determine if you need to raise cattle for meat or cattle for milk or if you need to raise laying chickens and meat chickens. 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 several types of livestock. For example if you need to keep beef production cows 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
Ask yourself if you have enough resources to start out your project? Will you have enough finances to invest in livestock farming? Do you have the equipment and facilities? Setting up livestock requires that you have enough resources and are prepared to commit some money.