Beginning with Cattle

This category is about beginning with cattle.

  • Things to Buy to Take Care of New Calves

    You may believe that you have plenty of time before your cow gives birth, but it's better to be ready early. Your cow could give birth a few weeks before her calculated due date, so don't put off equipping yourself for birthings. Before your cows calve this year, have these things on hand to be prepared to take care of the calf. 1. Colostrum First choice is colostrum from the calf's own mother. However, some mother cows are not about to stand there and allow you to milk colostrum from...
  • Things to Consider When Buying Cattle for the First Time

    When you are deciding which breed of cattle you should start out farming with, you should consider several things. 1. Beef or Dairy? Of course, you can slaughter any breed of cattle and get a decent side of beef. However, if you plan on selling your animals, keep in mind that a beef animal will gain weight more quickly on less feed than a dairy animal. Another thing to remember is that a female dairy breed, like a Holstein, may give much more milk than her baby can drink. If you don't go...
  • Tips for Beginning Cattle Farmers

    Do you have the dream of starting your own cattle farm? Our family started farming over twelve years ago. I've talked to plenty of people, both beginners and experienced farmers. I've also read lots of books about getting started in farming. Here are a few tips for the novice farmer. 1. Stay out of debt. Debt will cripple your farm quicker than you can say "interest payment." Do all that you can to live a debt-free lifestyle, both for the farm and for your personal life. Save up and pay a...
  1. Tips for Beginning Cattle Farmers

    Do you have the dream of starting your own cattle farm? Our family started farming over twelve years ago. I've talked to plenty of people, both beginners and experienced farmers. I've also read lots of books about getting started in farming. Here are a few tips for the novice farmer. 1. Stay out of debt. Debt will cripple your farm quicker than you can say "interest payment." Do all that you can to live a debt-free lifestyle, both for the farm and for your personal life. Save up and pay a...
  2. Things to Consider When Buying Cattle for the First Time

    When you are deciding which breed of cattle you should start out farming with, you should consider several things. 1. Beef or Dairy? Of course, you can slaughter any breed of cattle and get a decent side of beef. However, if you plan on selling your animals, keep in mind that a beef animal will gain weight more quickly on less feed than a dairy animal. Another thing to remember is that a female dairy breed, like a Holstein, may give much more milk than her baby can drink. If you don't go...
  3. Things to Buy to Take Care of New Calves

    You may believe that you have plenty of time before your cow gives birth, but it's better to be ready early. Your cow could give birth a few weeks before her calculated due date, so don't put off equipping yourself for birthings. Before your cows calve this year, have these things on hand to be prepared to take care of the calf. 1. Colostrum First choice is colostrum from the calf's own mother. However, some mother cows are not about to stand there and allow you to milk colostrum from...
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