Late February, early March Beef Production Tips
Overton County News
It always seems this time of year Spring just can’t get here fast enough. Even though the dreary weather prevents many Overton County beef producers from doing tasks they need to perform or enjoy doing, there are still management practices that need to be implemented before Spring arrives to ensure your operations productivity.
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If you are a money minded person you may well be looking for other ways to extra money, farming cows for profits 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 farming cattle is by cattle flipping. When cattle flipping, you purchase cheap cattle, give them food so they gain weight then sell them at a higher price.
The first thing to do is to buy the cows from auctions, livestock magazines or even online. Look for raised or feeder calves that are less costly and free from illnesses. To make sure the cattle are not sick, try buying from a reputable owner.
The next thing is to prepare for your livestock, the things you need to organize are shelter, pasture, hay, water and other feeds.
When beginning try to be sure to reduce your expenses. As for housing you may go for simple windbreakers rather than expensive barns. Once your cattle begin making you money you may then build larger shelters for them.
When it gets to water be sure that you have more than enough for them. A single cow can drink around 12 gallons of water every day. You can build water troughs for your livestock to drink clean water from.
Most of the money you have ready in farming your cows should 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 recommended when it comes to feeding you cows, cows just love corn and its great for fattening them up as well. The local feed mill will assist in supplying you with well mixed corn. Or you can buy cattle feeds from your local livestock store.
With these steps you can be on your way to farming healthy cattle for profits. Other thing you should do is get to know other livestock owners in your area and discover how they start making revenue from their livestock.