We have a few new faces here at Breezy Hill Farm, and we couldn’t be happier about it. The crias and their mamas all are healthy and doing fine. Also they are cute.
First up we have Kronos.
We named him after the Greek god of time because he ignored the calendar and arrived a whopping SEVENTEEN DAYS LATE. Maybe he was just waiting for Mother’s Day, because it seemed appropriate. He was born to our beautiful Rhapsody, who no doubt was thrilled when he finally arrived… Read More
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When getting into animals farming there are countless things to consider before you bounce 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 different ways.
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 is 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 animals to manage forage? Or else you want to produce your own livestock products and sell them for extra money? 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 farm the livestock. Consider the size of your land, the laws regarding farming livestock and property zoning. If your land is small you may consider raising birds but if you have large land you can keep, cattle, lamb and other large livestock.
You should 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 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 need 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 animals, certain breeds will produce better than other breeds.
– Your Resources
Ask yourself if you have enough resources to start out 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 spend some money.