Hello from Ten Apple Farm! We hope this finds you healthy and safe. In an effort to practice social distancing and do our part to flatten the curve of the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve made the hard decision to cancel all goat hikes in the coming weeks. While we would love to share the farm with you—and brainstormed ways to conduct our hikes that would limit contact between guests—we feel that the most responsible thing to do is to put all visits to the farm on hold. We are refunding in full… Read More
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When getting into animals farming there are countless things to consider before you bounce into production. There are various kinds of livestock you can keep, which are chickens, rabbits, cattle, ducks, lamb, goats, swine or mounts, and are all cared for in a different way.
To be successful in livestock farming you need to know your options, goals and resources. Understanding what you want to accomplish will help you in shaping up your farm so that it can be successful.
And 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 else you want to produce your own livestock products and sell them for extra money? Either way establishing goals is no doubt important before you pursue your project.
After you have made your decision on what type of animals 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 not that large you may consider raising chickens or ducks but if you have large land you can raise, cattle, lamb and other large animals.
Also determine the sort of operation you desire. If you want to raise cows determine if you need to raise cattle for meat or cattle for milk or if you wish to raise laying chickens and meat chickens. For milk creation you can choose 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 wish to keep beef production cows that graze on pasture the cattle that strives well on pasture is the Belted Galloway. This goes for the other livestock, certain breeds will produce better than other breeds.
– Your Resources
Ask yourself if you have enough resources to get started on your project? Will you have enough finances to invest in livestock farming? Do you have the equipment and facilities? Rearing livestock requires that you have enough resources and are prepared to spend some money.