I’m Debbie Lyons-Blythe. I am a cattle rancher in central Kansas, in the
heart of the Flint Hills. My husband and I both grew up raising
cattle. It is an excellent way of life, not just a way to make a living!
We have been married for more than 29 years, and have five kids: Meghan, age 27;
Allie, age 25; Trent, age
24; and Tyler and Eric, age 22 (yes, they
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If you are a business minded person you could be looking for other ways to extra money, raising cattle for earnings is an alternative business you can get into. It has 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 put on weight then sell them at a higher price.
The first thing to do is to purchase the cows from auctions, cattle magazines or even online. Search for raised or feeder calves that are less costly and free from illnesses. To make sure the cattle are not sick, try buying from a reputable seller.
The next thing is to prepare for your cattle, the things you need to prepare are shelter, pasture, hay, water and other feeds.
When starting out try to ensure you reduce your expenses. As for shelter you may go for simple windbreakers instead of expensive barns. Once your cattle start making you money you can then construct larger shelters for them.
When it gets to water make sure that you have more than enough for them. A solitary cow may drink around 12 gallons of drinking water each day. You may build water troughs for your cattle to drink water from.
Most of the money you have prepared in raising your cows must be invested in pasture. You also have to spend 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 cows, cows just love corn and its great for fattening them up as well. Your local feed mill will help in supplying you with well mixed corn. Or perhaps you can buy cow feeds from your local livestock store.
With these steps you can be on your way to raising healthy livestock for income. Other thing you have to do is get to know other livestock farmers in your area and discover how they start making revenue from their livestock.