The studio tour weekends with Countryside Artisans are some of our very favorite weekends of the year! Friday, April 16 – Sunday, April 18, come visit the fiber studio behind the Little Boutique.
We’ll be open 10am – 5pm each day.
Heather will be working on different pieces, offering felting and spinning demonstrations throughout the weekend. She’s also always happy to “talk shop” with visitors. Additionally, the Little Boutique will be stocke… Read More
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When getting into animals farming there are countless things to consider before you bounce into production. There are different kinds of livestock you can keep, which are hens, rabbits, cattle, ducks, lamb, goats, swine or horses, and are all cared for in a different way.
To become successful in animal farming you need to know your options, goals and resources. Being aware of what you want to accomplish will help you in shaping up your farm so that it is successful.
– Your Goals
So why do you want to get into animal farming? It’s very essential that you identify and evaluate what your goals are.
Do you want to raise livestock because you want to supply your family with healthy food? You may just want to raise livestock to manage forage? Or perhaps you want to produce your own livestock products and sell them for extra cash? Either way establishing goals is incredibly important before you pursue your dream.
After you have made your decision on what type of livestock you want to raise, consider the land in which you are going to raise the livestock. Consider the size of your land, the laws regarding keeping livestock and property zoning. If your land is not very big you may consider raising chickens or ducks but if you have large land you can keep, cattle, lamb and other large livestock.
Also determine the sort of operation you want. If you want to farm cows determine if you need to raise cattle for meat or cattle for milk or if you wish to raise laying chickens and meat chickens. For milk production you can choose between goat milk, sheep milk or cow milk. You can just raise all of them.
The type of breed is also important so make certain you get knowledge of the different types of livestock. For example if you need to raise beef production cattle that graze on pasture the cattle that strives well on pasture is the Belted Galloway. This goes for the other animals, certain breeds will produce better than other breeds.
– Your Resources
Do you have enough resources to start out your project? Are your finances okay to invest in livestock farming? Do you have the equipment and facilities? Setting up livestock requires that you have enough resources and are prepared to make investments of some money.