The greatest threat we farmers face is from proposed legislation.

Source: https://www.farmerangus.co.za/2018/06/10/the-greatest-threat-we-farmers-face-is-from-proposed-legislation/

The deadline for submissions to defend our property rights is this coming Friday the 15th of June.

The Institute of Race Relations¬†(IRR) is an advocacy organisation that is pushing a thoughtful, considered, unemotional and rational campaign against the government’s planned expropriation-without-compensation law.

No amount of media spin can deny the fact that this proposed legislation is a disaster. Not only for farming but for everyone as once the government has set the l… Read More

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When getting into animals farming there are a great number of things to consider before you hop into production. There are different types of livestock you can keep, which are hens, rabbits, cows, ducks, lamb, goats, swine or mounts, and are all cared for in a different way.

To become 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.

– Your Goals

And 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 supply your family with healthy food? You may just want to raise livestock to manage forage? Or perhaps you want to produce your own livestock products and sell them for extra cash? Either way establishing goals is no doubt 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 not very big you may consider raising birds but if you have large land you can keep, cows, lamb and other large animals.

Also determine the sort of operation you want. If you want to raise cows determine if you need to raise cattle for meat or cows for milk or if you need to raise laying chickens and meat birds. For milk production 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 several types of livestock. For example if you need to raise beef production cattle 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 spend some money.

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