Okay, okay, yes I know I’m a rancher, so before you ask why I was on the tour with a group of bloggers, I want to remind you that I am a cattle rancher–not a vegetable farmer, or a dairy farmer or a hog farmer. I do NOT know all there is to know about agriculture and I admit, before the tour, I had never been to most of the places we visited.
And, even though I haven’t been the most … Read More
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If you also a business minded person you might be looking for other ways to extra money, farming cows for earnings is an alternative business you can get into. They have great returns of investment especially in the winter seasons.
One easy way of making money from raising Cows is by cattle flipping. When cattle flipping, you buy cheap cattle, feed them so they gain pounds then sell them at a higher price.
The first thing to do is to buy the cows from auctions, cattle magazines or even online. Try to find raised or feeder calves that are less costly and free from diseases. To make sure the cattle are not sick, try purchasing them from a reputable owner.
The next thing is to prepare for your cattle, the things you need to organize are shelter, pasture, hay, water and other feeds.
When starting out try to be sure you reduce your expenses. As for shelter you may go for simple windbreakers rather than expensive barns. Once your livestock begin making you money you can then construct larger shelters for them.
When it comes to water ensure that you have more then enough for them. A single cow can drink about 12 gallons of water each day. You can build water troughs for your cattle to drink clean water from.
Most of the money 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 helps 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 great for fattening them up as well. The local feed mill may assist in supplying you with well mixed corn. Or else you can buy cow feeds from your local livestock store.
With these steps you sure will be on your way to farming healthy cattle for income. 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.