Genomics for the Commercial Cattleman
Jamie T. Courter
Geneticists have a way of making things complicated, using phrases like “single nucleotide polymorphism,” “estimated progeny difference,” and the scariest of all – “genomics”. Since its introduction into the seedstock industry, genomics has been a concept as abstract as the “cloud”. It’s something that must be believed, not seen. It can’t be phy… Read More
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If you also a money minded person you could be searching for other ways to make more money, farming cows for income 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 purchase cheap cattle, feed them so they gain pounds then sell them at a higher price.
The first thing to do is to purchase the cows from auctions, livestock magazines or even online. Search for raised or feeder calves that are cheap and free from diseases. To make sure the cattle are not sick, try buying from a reputable owner.
The next thing is to prepare for your cows, the things you need to organize are shelter, meadow, hay, water and other feeds.
When starting out try to ensure you reduce your expenses. As for shelter you may go for simple windbreakers rather than expensive barns. Once your livestock start making you money you may then build larger shelters for them.
When it comes to water ensure that you have more then enough for them. A solitary cow can drink around 12 gallons of water each day. You may build water troughs for your cows to drink water from.
Most of the money you have prepared in farming your cows must be invested in pasture. You also have to spend a lot on hay was well, hay assists a lot in the production of meat. Alfalfa works well for meat production.
Corn is advised when it comes to feeding you cattle, cows just love corn and its great for fattening them up as well. The local feed mill will assist in supplying you with well mixed corn. Or else 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 should do is get to know other livestock owners in your area and discover how they start making income from their livestock.