On March 4, we had some special guests here at Breezy Hill! It was an honor to have LCPL Joseph Jacob and PFC Isabella Ortega of the US Marines visit and speak with us. They made a brief documentary about our alpaca farm for a class project, and we think it is just delightful.
Press play to hear a bit about the farm and our wonderful animals and, of course, to see just how cute alpacas are. (Spoiler alert: They are very cute.)
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When getting into animals farming there are countless things to consider before you hop into production. There are various kinds of livestock you can keep, which are hens, rabbits, cows, ducks, lamb, goats, pigs or horses, and are all cared for in different ways.
To become 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 is successful.
– Your Goals
And so why do you want to get into animal 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 establishing goals is no doubt 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 keeping 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, cattle, lamb and other large animals.
You should also determine the sort of procedure you desire. If you want to manage cattle determine if you need to raise cows for meat or cattle for milk or if you need to raise laying chickens and meat birds. 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 wish to raise beef production cows that graze on pasture the cattle 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? Will you have enough finances 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.