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October 9 – 11, from 10am – 5pm daily, we are taking part in the Fall Studio Tour with the Countryside Artisans of Maryland.
We are proud to be a member of this wonderful collective, and this year, we join 18 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 … Read More
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When getting into animals farming there are a great number of things to consider before you bounce into production. There are various kinds of livestock you can raise, which are hens, rabbits, cows, ducks, lamb, goats, pigs or mounts, and are all cared for in a different way.
To be successful in animal 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.
– Your Goals
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 animals to manage forage? Or else you want to produce your own livestock products and sell them for extra income? Either way establishing goals is no doubt important before you pursue your dream.
After you have made your decision on what type of animals you want to raise, consider the land in which you are going to farm the livestock. Consider the size of your land, the laws regarding keeping livestock and property zoning. If your land is not very big you may consider raising birds but if you have large land you can keep, cows, lamb and other large animals.
Also determine the sort of procedure you want. If you want to farm cattle determine if you need to raise cows for meat or cows for milk or if you wish to raise laying chickens and meat hens. 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 keep beef production cows 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 make investments of some money.