Analyzing Forage Quality to Meet the Nutritional Needs of the Beef Cow
Ohio Beef Cattle News
The third session of the 2021 Ohio Beef Cattle Management School was hosted via ZOOM by the Ohio State University Extension Beef Team on February 1st. During that third session the focus shifted to preventing storage losses in harvested forages, analyzing harvested forage quality, and meeting the nutritional needs of the cattle being fed. To begin the first segment from that evening, OSU… Read More
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If you also a business minded person you could be searching for other ways to make more money, raising cows for profits is an alternative business you can get into. It has 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, give them food so they gain pounds then sell them at a higher price.
The first thing to do is to buy the cattle from auctions, livestock magazines or even online. Look for raised or feeder calves that are cheap and free from diseases. To make sure the cows are not sick, try purchasing them from a reputable owner.
The next thing is to prepare for your cattle, the things you need to get ready are shelter, pasture, hay, water and other feeds.
When starting out try to ensure you reduce your expenses. As for shelter you can go for simple windbreakers instead of expensive barns. Once your cows begin making you money you may then build larger shelters for them.
When it gets to water make sure that you have more then enough for them. A solitary cow may drink around 12 gallons of clean water each day. You can build water troughs for your cattle to drink clean water from.
Most of the money you have prepared in farming your cattle 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 best for fattening them up as well. The local feed mill can help in supplying you with well mixed corn. Or perhaps you can buy cow feeds from your local livestock store.
With these steps you can be on your way to raising healthy livestock for profits. Other thing you should do is get to know other livestock owners in your area and learn how they go about making revenue from their livestock.