Johnson Introduces Sweeping Cattle Reform Bill
The Cattle Business Weekly
Today, U.S. Representative Dusty Johnson (R-S.D.) introduced the PRICE Act, a bill that will increase transparency in the cattle market, improve risk management, and support new and expanding meat processors. Earlier this year, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released the “Box Beef & Fed Cattle Price Spread Investigation Report, which identified a number of systemic issues in the cattle m… Read More
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If you are a business minded person you may well be looking for other ways to extra money, raising cattle for profits 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 raising cattle is by cattle flipping. When cattle flipping, you buy cheap cattle, feed them so they gain pounds then sell them at a higher price.
The first thing to do is to buy the cattle 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 cows are not sick, try purchasing them from a reputable owner.
The next thing is to prepare for your livestock, the things you need to prepare are shelter, meadow, hay, water and other feeds.
When starting out try to be sure you reduce your expenses. As for housing you may go for simple windbreakers rather than expensive barns. Once your cattle begin making you money you can then build larger shelters for them.
When it comes to water be sure that you have more than enough for them. A single cow may drink around 12 gallons of drinking water every day. You can build water troughs for your cows to drink clean water from.
Most of the cash you have ready in farming 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, cattle just love corn and its great for fattening them up as well. The local feed mill may assist in supplying you with well mixed corn. Or else you can buy cow feeds from your local livestock store.
With these steps you sure will be on your way to raising healthy livestock for income. Other thing you must do is get to know other livestock owners in your area and discover how they go about making income from their livestock.