4 Types Of Livestock You Can Raise In
Your Farm
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www.GuideToProfitableLivestock.com
Table Of Contents:
- Raise Cattle
- Raise Chickens
- Raise Ducks
- Raising Goats
- Resources
Raise Cattle
What a Beginner ...
You should make sure your cattle have enough food and clean water daily. The healthier your cattle
are the more quality mi...
Raise Ducks
Raising Ducks 101 for a Beginner Duck Farmer
A lot of people who raised chickens are now turning to
raising du...
goats not to jump over or the predators to jump in. You should also build them some shelter so they
can get in when its ra...
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4 types of livestock you can raise in your farm

  1. 1. 4 Types Of Livestock You Can Raise In Your Farm Brought To You By: www.GuideToProfitableLivestock.com
  2. 2. Table Of Contents: - Raise Cattle - Raise Chickens - Raise Ducks - Raising Goats - Resources Raise Cattle What a Beginner Farmer Should Do When They Want to Become a Successful Cattle Farmer Being a successful livestock farmer can be done but only when you know what to do. Raising healthy cattle can be easily done when compared to other types of livestock, the only thing needed is commitment. It is very important that you are committed in managing your farm because if you don't your cattle will be low quality and produce low quality milk or meat. They are many cattle breeds for you to choose from when starting out in cattle farming. They are breeds that are good for daily farming, beef farming, and others for drafts. Make up your mind on which breed you would like to start out with. Once you have made your choice on which breed you want to raise its time to setup the right breeding system. Having high quality cattle greatly depends on the type of breeding system you have. Cattle breeds that are good to start of with are Purebreds. If you want to breed naturally a good quality breed is needed.
  3. 3. You should make sure your cattle have enough food and clean water daily. The healthier your cattle are the more quality milk and meat they will produce. Enough green pastures and water will ensure your cattle get all the nutrients they need. To ensure that your cattle are in good shape you should make sure that your farm is clean and the cattle are checked by a licensed veterinarian every once in a while. The veterinarian will see if your cattle can be developing any kind of diseases and are getting all the nutrition’s they need. Also make friends with other farmers in your area to share advice. You will also get up to date information about the industry news and market value of cattle. Raise Chickens Step By step Guide to Raising Your Very Own Chickens At Home Not long ago a lot of people started getting involved in raising their own chickens the main reason being that they want to produce their own food and feed their families. But as the demand for chicken produce grew a lot of people found an opportunity in the market to raise chickens for profit. When starting out in raising chickens at home you should find out if you are allowed to raise chickens in your area. Some states or countries might not allow the raising of chickens. But if you are allowed to raise chickens in your area then its time for you to get started. Chickens require a lot of attention and management. You should make sure you feed your chickens the right food to keep them healthy and illness free. Feeding chickens is not a complicated process. Chicken can eat all sorts of food like garden pests, weeds and even your leftover foods. With this being said chickens can be good for your garden as well because as they eat up the insects and also fertilize your garden with their poo. Building a chicken house is very important. The chicken house should be safe and protect the chickens from predators such as hawks, cats and even dogs. Some people can even try to steal your chickens. Your chicken coop should be well covered as well to protect your chickens from to much sunlight, cold and rain. You should try by all means to keep your chicken coop clean as possible. The coop should be large enough to accommodate all of your chickens, young and old. They should be enough space for your chickens to lay their eggs and eat. Fresh water can also be given to your chickens in their coop. You can surround your chicken house with a fence to give your chickens some space to move around and search for insects to eat. The fence should be high enough for the chickens not to fly over and predators such as dogs to jump in. Once you get this right you sure will be a happy chicken farmer.
  4. 4. Raise Ducks Raising Ducks 101 for a Beginner Duck Farmer A lot of people who raised chickens are now turning to raising ducks. The main reason for this being that duck meat and eggs are growing in demand. Consumers enjoy eating duck meat and eggs because they taste a lot better then chicken. Its now estimated that the United States raises over 19 million ducks in a single year. Ducklings require a lot of proteins to mature. When they are about 3 weeks old they should be feed starter feeds with 22% of proteins. Once they are over 5 weeks you can then decrease the amount of protein intake. Its very important that you follow this procedure so your ducks grow healthy and strong. Other farmers prefer raising ducks for meat because they cost less then those of eggs. Its estimated that egg ducks consume 75% more laying feed when compared to egg chickens. Duck eggs are usually hatched to be sold later. Make sure that your ducks have some kind of shelter. Duck shelters are not that expensive because they can be made of wood and bamboo. Just make sure the shelter has good roofing so that rain doesn't come in. If the shelter gets wet bacteria can begin to form thus causing diseases. For your ducks to be comfortable you can put hulls and corn cobs on the floor. This will also give warmth to your ducks. Your ducks should be fed multivitamins to keep them healthy. They also should receive pesticide spray at list once a year so they can be resistant to mites and worms. You can also have a veterinarian come check your ducks to make sure they are disease free and are getting the right amount of nutrients. Raise Goats Beginners Guide to Raising Goats for Meat In Order To Sell the Meat Commercially A Lot of farmers who raise goats for meat enjoy the whole process and see some great returns in investment. The only thing they need in order to raise healthy goats is basic equipment and good managing skills which are acquired through experience. In order for a beginner farmer to raise goats for commercial purposes the right guidelines are needed. Below are a few tips in how to go about raising profitable goats. The very first thing you should do is provide protection for your goats. In order to do this a secure fence around the pasture and grazing area can be installed. This fence should be high enough for the
  5. 5. goats not to jump over or the predators to jump in. You should also build them some shelter so they can get in when its raining or when its too hot. The shelter you build should have some water system installed for the goats to drink when they are thirsty and be big enough to accommodate all the goats. Goats sometimes fight for food so you should space their feeding bunks so they don't overcrowd themselves. The next step when raising goats for meat is to choose the right breed because not just any breed will do. Some breeds are good in producing milk where else others are good for producing meat. And the breeds you choose should have a mixture of males and females. You should also build a pen all around the buck to isolate the male goat from the others if you are looking at artificial insemination. You should also have a veterinarian come check on your goats to ensure that your goats for free from diseases. A veterinarian can also monitor your pregnant goats to make sure all is well. It is also advisable to build a pen for your younger goats in order to keep them away from the big goats which can hurt them. Lastly you should do a research in the goat markets. Know what are the price ranges for goats in every given season. When selling you should sell more of your male goats and keep a lot of female goats so they can continue producing new goats for you. If you want more information or would like to share ideas with us, you can “like my page” on Facebook: - => Livestock Farming Facebook Page You can also sign-up for our FREE online E-course that will guide you on how to raise healthy livestock: - => Livestock Farming E-course Best Regards, Gerard Dawn.

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