NCBA leader says there still work to do on a CFAP3
Brownfield Ag News
Ethan Lane, vice president of government affairs, says the USDA has a set of rules and regulations they must follow before the assistance can be distributed. “Give then fact that the original CFAP last spring took about 30 to 45 days, I would say that’s probably the earliest you can expect to see any additional payments for cattle producers,” he says. “It’s going to take th… Read More
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If you also a business minded person you could be looking for other ways to make more money, farming cows for income 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 cattle is by cattle flipping. When cattle flipping, you purchase 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, 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 seller.
The next thing is to prepare for your cows, the things you need to prepare are shelter, meadow, hay, water and other feeds.
When beginning try to ensure you reduce your expenses. As for housing you can go for simple windbreakers instead of expensive barns. Once your cows begin making you money you may then construct larger shelters for them.
When it comes to water be sure that you have more then enough for them. A single cow can drink around 12 gallons of drinking water every day. You can build water troughs for your livestock to drink clean water from.
Most of the money you have ready in raising your cows must be invested in pasture. You also have to invest 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 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 sure will be on your way to raising healthy livestock for profits. Other thing you must do is get to know other livestock farmers in your area and learn how they go about making profits from their livestock.