It was a rainy spring day in Kansas…just a few years ago. Today I was looking for some pictures that I KNOW are on my hard drive, but I found these gems instead. To put the date in perspective, the rascally-looking redhead in the picture is now 6’7″ tall and I am really not sure which of my twins this is. Once they were a little older, I could easily tell the difference. (Yeah, right–I … Read More
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If you also a money minded person you might be searching for other ways to extra money, farming cattle for profits is an alternative business you can get into. They have 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, give them food so they gain weight then sell them at a higher price.
The first thing to do is to buy the cattle from auctions, cattle magazines or even online. Try to find raised or feeder calves that are less costly and free from illnesses. 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 prepare are shelter, meadow, hay, water and other feeds.
When starting out try to ensure you reduce your expenses. As for housing you can go for simple windbreakers instead of expensive barns. Once your cattle begin making you money you can then construct larger shelters for them.
When it comes to water be sure that you have more then enough for them. A single cow can drink around 12 gallons of water each day. You can build water troughs for your cows to drink 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 helps a lot in the production of meat. Alfalfa works well for meat production.
Corn is suggested when it comes to feeding you livestock, cattle just love corn and its good for fattening them up as well. The local feed mill will help in supplying you with well mixed corn. Or you can buy cow feeds from your local livestock store.
With these steps you can be on your way to farming healthy cattle for income. Other thing you should do is get to know other livestock owners in your area and discover how they start making profits from their livestock.