Keys To Success In Raising Livestock: The Right Livestock To Raise For A Beginning Farmer

Livestock farming is an industry that is different from any other industry. The better you know about it the more are your chances of being a successful livestock farmer.

Raising livestock is a great way of making lots of money in a field that not so money people are in. But before you get started in livestock farming you have to get as much knowledge as you can about this industry and what is required to raise healthy profitable livestock.

Two profitable livestock that you may raise when starting out in livestock farming are cattle and sheep. These livestock are very profitable because their milk and meat is high in demand and the market is large enough for anyone to have a piece of the pie.


Raising cattle will always be a good business venture which has great return of investment. One way you can look at it is you “buy cheap cattle, fatten them up and sell them at a higher price”.

When getting started the first thing you have

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The Things a Beginner Goat Farmer Should Consider When Raising Goats

People all the world are searching for various ways to making some money due to the economic down turn. One way is to start a livestock farm if you have land and are willing to invest some money.

Starting a business raising goats is a venture that hasn’t been pursued by a lot of farmers. Most farmers when it comes to raising livestock raise cows for milk because cows milk is more popular than goats milk.

But now a lot of farmers are getting into raising goats because they have realized that raising them is much easier than raising cattle. Their milk has more nutrient than cows milk and is high in demand especially for people on a strict diet.

Before you get started in goat farming you have to make sure you have all the resources needed in raising this animal. Below are some guidelines on raising goats that you should follow in order for your livestock to grow healthy and produce healthy produce.

– The first thing to do is prepare some land for

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A Beginners Guide to Raising Cattle For Profits and Bring a Good Return in Investment

When it comes to high returns in investment there is no better livestock to raise then cattle. But in order to get your return in investment your have to wait for your cattle to be slaughtered or sold, and this requires a lot of patience.

The nice thing about raising cattle is that cattle can produce other products then meat and milk. Cattle dung can be transformed into fuel and their skin can be used for leather in making different kinds of clothes. These are the reasons why a lot of farmers raise cattle when it comes to alternative income.

When it comes to setting up your cattle farm for profits you should make sure you have a good business plan in hand. You should know what you plan to achieve and when you have to achieve it. Make sure you know what you are getting into and how much its going to cost you. You should know if you plan on grass feeding your cattle and how much it’s going to cost you.

Getting profits from raising cattle greatly depends on t

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Visit an Arowana Farm to Experience Excellence in Operation

For an Arowana enthusiast, there is probably no more exciting and educational experience than visiting a CITES certified Arowana farm. The owners, employees and affiliates of the world’s top Arowana farms possess incomparable experience, knowledge, and resources. Even a few hours spent among the leaders in the Arowana industry can be an inspirational (and humbling) experience.

The Evolving Role of the Arowana Farm

Perhaps any commercial farm would hold interest to someone intrigued by the stock being bred. Yet few types of farms worldwide can boast the single-handed preservation of a species!

As a result of CITES classification of Arowanas as endangered species on the brink of extinction, innovative Arowana experts began relentlessly pursuing captive breeding more than two decades ago. As slow-maturing, temperamental mouth-brooders sensitive to captivity, this was no simple matter. Through trial-and-error and practical experience, effectiv

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Monetizing Your Small Farm

Do you live on a small farm? Is there something on your farm that you never thought of using to make extra income? Well, I am going to give you some ideas on how to take your small farm and monetize it. Here are a few examples of how I make money on my farm. After reading this article, I have no doubt that you will be making extra income from something that you enjoy doing.

Do you have chickens? Ever thought about selling farm fresh eggs? My neighbors are always putting in an order for farm fresh eggs. I sell an average of 20 dozen per week at $2.25 per dozen! I started out with one customer, and by word of mouth, I now have about 15 weekly customers and that number continues to grow. I now need to increase my laying hens.

Do you have a small garden? Ever think about selling farm fresh produce? I sell fresh tomatoes, potatoes, cabbage, squash, cucumbers and much more. I do this right from my farm. I have no need to go to the farmers market. Once you build a good reputa

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Old MacDonald Had A Farm And On This Ranch He Had a – Food Stamp Farm Bill?

Yes, old McDonald had a farm, but today that farm is much different than it was back in the past. Currently in the summer of 2012 we are told that we have a huge drought condition in the Midwest which is hurting crops and ranchers with livestock. There is a good chance they will have to take all these animals to slaughter early rapidly increasing the supply of meat therefore lowering the price. It’s not going to be a good deal for them. We hardly want our ranchers and farmers to go out of business because we are already in economic hardship in the United States.

Many in Washington DC tell us they have the answer, they want to put forth a farm bill to help. Of course, we know that many of these gigantic omnibus type bills running through Congress are things that our Congressmen never read, are full of pork (no pun intended), and even the titles don’t match what’s in the bill. Okay so let’s talk shall we?

There was an interesting article in the Wa

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Vermicomposting, A Worm Farm

Worm species:

Worms are remarkable little creatures, no eyes, no lungs, no nose Teeth or ears. They are in some ways a digestive tract with a skin covering. The outer parts of the worms are: The Prostomium: a flap like organ above the mouth used to pull food in. The Mouth: below the Prostomium. Worms literally eat their way through their environment. The Clitellum: the rather long smooth section about half way between the mouth and the tip of the tail. The Somites: these are the lines (segments) spaced evenly from mouth to tail tip, used to pull themselves through their environment. The Cilia: the last of the thick segments before the tip of the tail. One species of worm raised for composting is the “Red Wiggler” or Eisenia Fetida. They live in the area above the dirt, below the freshly fallen leaves and in the partially decayed matter between the organic decomposed dirt and the leaves. They are shallow dwellin

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Farm Fencing Using Improved H Braces

Traditional H braces were notched to help support the horizontal post, and also notched to provide the support wires a channel to slide in. We are comparing the traditional H brace and the new way to construct H braces for farm fencing, showing the advantages of the latest approach.

Traditional H braces

We all made H braces the way we had seen them made for many years, by notching the vertical posts to support the horizontal posts, and I also usually made a shallow cut on the low end of one vertical post and the high end of the other vertical post for the brace wire to slide in. The disadvantage to this is that it exposes more cut surfaces for water to rot the grain of the vertical posts, and another is the additional expense. Many times in the past we needed to buy larger diameter posts because after notching we did not leave much wood left for the horizontal post to push on.

Improved H braces

The improved approach is to not notch the vertical posts at a

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Livestock Farmers Guide To Raising Chickens and Ducks in the Same Farm

People choose to become livestock farmers for various reasons. Some raise livestock as pets whilst others raise livestock for products such as milk, meat, and fur. What ever your reason maybe to raising livestock it is very important that you do your research before hand.

Two popular livestock that is raised by farmers are chickens and ducks. The reason being their products are high in demand and are easy to raise. Below are some guidelines to follow when raising these birds in your farm.


Raising ducks has gained popularity amongst farmers, not only because they are interesting birds to raise but because they can be a good source of income. Duck eggs and meat is high in demand because they taste good and have a lot of nutrients.

When starting out in raising ducks you should first choose the right duck breed. Peking and Rouen ducks are two popular breeds amongst duck farmers. Other breeds include Muscovy ducks, Ornamental ducks and Mandarin Ducks.

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The Various Usage Of Electric Fencing For Your Farm

Those of us who own a farm usually take certain steps very seriously. Now whether one need their farm to make a living or it a hobby, there surely comes the question of protecting the animals present there involving certain investments which people make. One of the ways to start is to make sure that livestock and other farm animals are safe. An electric fence will certainly keep the animals in with the potential predators out. In case of the animal, when they are shocked they will stay away from it. They work with veterinarians which will ensure that the animals will be safely protected by electric fence.

The Fence Charger

Start the process by choosing the right fence charger. There are different chargers which cover different amounts of acres and miles. The energy is measured is joule. It will measure the shock which the animal will feel right from the output of energy.

There are chargers with low impedance. In this method, shock will be delivered to the

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