Cold weather, grade expectations
Extreme winter conditions and temperatures well below zero have been widespread across the country impacting most of the major central cattle feeding region. Feedlot weight gain will be stalled for a period of days in many cases as nutrient intake is channeled toward maintenance needs.
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If you are a business minded person you could be looking for other ways to make more money, farming cattle 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 Cows is by cattle flipping. When cattle flipping, you buy cheap cattle, give them food so they gain weight then sell them at a higher price.
The first thing to do is to purchase the cattle 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 purchasing them from a reputable seller.
The next thing is to prepare for your cattle, the things you need to prepare are shelter, pasture, hay, water and other feeds.
When starting out try to ensure you reduce your expenses. As for housing you can 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 be sure that you have more then enough for them. A single 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 cash you have ready in farming your cattle should 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 suggested when it comes to feeding you cattle, cows just love corn and its good for fattening them up as well. Your local feed mill will help 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 cattle for income. Other thing you have to do is get to know other livestock farmers in your area and learn how they go about making profits from their livestock.