Well here at Breezy Hill we are just delighted to say that we made the morning news! This morning on WMAR-2 (our Baltimore ABC affiliate), our menagerie was featured on their summer morning series – “Trips That Make Cents”. What a fun way to share our super-cute alpacas with folks around the area!
It was great to spend an hour or so showing Abby and the crew around the farm – and they seemed to enjoy it too!
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When getting into livestock farming there are countless things to consider before you leap into production. There are various types of livestock you can keep, which are hens, rabbits, cattle, ducks, lamb, goats, pigs 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. Learning what you want to accomplish will help you in shaping up your farm so that it is 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 provide your family with healthy food? You may just want to raise livestock to manage forage? Or else you want to produce your own livestock products and sell them for extra cash? Either way placing goals is no doubt important before you pursue your project.
After you have made your decision on what type of animals 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 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 animals.
Also determine the sort of procedure you desire. If you want to manage cows determine if you need to raise cattle for meat or cows for milk or if you wish 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 need to raise 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
Do 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? Setting up livestock requires that you have enough resources and are prepared to make investments of some money.