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December 4-6, from 10am – 5pm daily, we are taking part in the Holiday Studio Tour with the Countryside Artisans of Maryland.
We are proud to be a member of this wonderful collective, and this year, we join 17 other member studios for a weekend of welcoming visitors into our studio space, offering demonstrations and tours. It’s a fantastic time of year to drive through the Maryland countryside from independent studio to independent studio, exploring the i… 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 kinds of livestock you can raise, which are hens, rabbits, cows, ducks, lamb, goats, pigs or horses, and are all cared for in different ways.
To be successful in livestock farming you need to know your options, goals and resources. Learning 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 else 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 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 not that large you may consider raising birds but if you have large land you can raise, cows, lamb and other large animals.
You should also determine the sort of operation you want. If you want to raise cattle determine if you wish to raise cows for meat or cattle for milk or if you need to raise laying chickens and meat birds. 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 wish to raise meat cows that graze on pasture the cows 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 get started on 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.