Guest post by Paige Pratt, a friend of mine from my hometown and lifetime family rancher in Kansas. I recently saw Paige and she said she had attended a meeting that Wayne Pacelle of the Humane Society of the US was one of the main speakers! Mr. Pacelle is often considered an enemy of animal agriculture and many people are afraid to confront him in person…but not Paige! She even asked a … Read More
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If you are a money minded person you might be looking for other ways to make more money, raising cows for earnings is an alternative business you can get into. It has great returns of investment especially in the winter seasons.
One simple way of making money from farming Cows is by cattle flipping. When cattle flipping, you buy cheap cattle, feed them so they put on weight then sell them at a higher price.
The first thing to do is to buy the cows from auctions, cattle magazines or even online. Search for raised or feeder calves that are cheap and free from illnesses. To make sure the cows are not sick, try buying from a reputable owner.
The next thing is to prepare for your cows, the things you need to organize are shelter, meadow, hay, water and other feeds.
When beginning try to be sure to reduce your expenses. As for shelter you may go for simple windbreakers instead of expensive barns. Once your cows start making you money you may then build larger shelters for them.
When it comes to water be sure that you have more than enough for them. A single cow may drink about 12 gallons of water each day. You may build water troughs for your cows to drink clean water from.
Most of the cash you have ready in farming your cattle needs to be invested in pasture. You also have to invest a lot on hay was well, hay assists a lot in the production of meat. Alfalfa works well for meat production.
Corn is recommended when it comes to feeding you cows, cows just love corn and its good for fattening them up as well. Your local feed mill can help in supplying you with well mixed corn. Or else you can buy cow feeds from your local livestock store.
With these steps you can be on your way to farming healthy livestock for profits. Other thing you must do is get to know other livestock owners in your area and learn how they start making profits from their livestock.