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To help you plan your visit, we want to be sure that folks know our tour prices are finally being increased. While the expenses associated with maintaining our farm and taking good care of our animals have increased year to year, we have resisted increasing the cost of our tours. However, the restricted schedule and number of people per tour that have resulted from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, a… 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 different types of livestock you can raise, which are chickens, rabbits, cattle, ducks, lamb, goats, swine or horses, and are all cared for in a different way.
To be successful in animal 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.
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 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 farming livestock and property zoning. If your land is not very big you may consider raising birds but if you have large land you can raise, cattle, lamb and other large livestock.
You should also determine the sort of operation you want. If you want to farm cows determine if you wish to raise cattle for meat or cows for milk or if you need to raise laying chickens and meat birds. For milk creation you can choose 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 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? Setting up livestock requires that you have enough resources and are prepared to spend some money.