I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream (and/or beautiful yarn)!
During the weekend of April 28 and 29, Breezy Hill Farm will be a participating as a vendor at the South Mountain Creamery Spring Festival. We are thrilled to be part of such a fun weekend, full of games, activities, hay rides, food, and locally-based vendors. There will be something for every member of your family to enjoy!
We will be selling our wonderful alpaca yarns and roving, as well as hand-crafted scar… Read More
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When getting into livestock farming there are a great number of things to consider before you leap into production. There are various kinds of livestock you can keep, which are hens, rabbits, cattle, ducks, lamb, goats, pigs or mounts, 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 can be successful.
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 supply your family with healthy food? You may just want to raise animals to manage forage? Or perhaps you want to produce your own livestock products and sell them for extra income? Either way placing goals is no doubt important before you pursue your dream.
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 farming livestock and property zoning. If your land is small you may consider raising birds but if you have large land you can raise, cattle, lamb and other large livestock.
You should also determine the sort of operation you want. If you want to raise cows determine if you wish to raise cows for meat or cattle for milk or if you wish to raise laying chickens and meat chickens. 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 different types of livestock. For example if you need to raise meat 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
Do 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 make investments of some money.