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Farming’s carbon footprint

Source: https://www.realdirtonfarming.ca/article/environment-climate-change-and-sustainable-farming/farmings-carbon-footprint

Greenhouse gases (GHGs), including carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4) and nitrous oxide (N2O), absorb radiation from the sun and trap heat in the atmosphere, effectively acting like a greenhouse or a layer of insulation for Earth. GHGs are part of the earth’s natural processes, but human activities over the last several centuries have increased GHG […]… Read More

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If you also a business minded person you could be looking for other ways to extra money, farming cattle 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 buy the cattle from auctions, cattle 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 buying from a reputable owner.

The next thing is to prepare for your livestock, the things you need to prepare are shelter, pasture, hay, water and other feeds.

When beginning try to be sure you reduce your expenses. As for shelter you may go for simple windbreakers rather than expensive barns. Once your livestock begin making you money you can then build bigger shelters for them.

When it gets to water be sure that you have more than enough for them. A single cow may drink about 12 gallons of clean water every day. You may build water troughs for your cattle to drink water from.

Most of the cash you have ready in farming your cows needs to 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 recommended when it comes to feeding you cattle, cattle just love corn and its best for fattening them up as well. The local feed mill may assist 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 start making income from their livestock.
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