Raising Beef Cattle
Raising Beef Cattle - 5 Things You
Should Consider First Before Starting to Raise Cattle
Those interested in growing and
beef cattle on their acreage can find this very rewarding. Be informed,
however, so that you do not become involved in an enterprise that you
have little knowledge of or that is not economical.
Hence, before you roll up your sleeves and run out and by a whole passel
of cattle, there are a few things you should consider first.
One of the first things to consider is if the location is compatible
with the community. Is the property zoned for large animal space? How
many animals can you have? How will neighbors react to the project?
2) The Human Resource
You and your family may gain a lot of satisfaction from
raising cattle. Children can benefit from the added responsibility and families
can be strengthened as they work together. However, the project will
require a commitment of time. Even when cattle are on pasture they need
to be observed daily to make sure that they have adequate feed and water
and to assure that they are healthy
Yep, you read that right. You can't raise beef cows in a barn - they
need room to graze. To be exact, a cow needs about two acres of good
pasture. In some areas, such as out west where the pasture is really
more like dessert, a cow will need as much as 40 acres. So the first
thing you should consider is how many cows you can have based on the
amount of land you have. If you get too many cows on your land, you'll
have to buy hay for them even during the summertime.
4) Health Management
Cattle are susceptible to a variety of
cattle diseases. Good planning and
management, along with use of common vaccines and pharmaceuticals will
usually enable your cattle to avoid most disease problems. Find a local
veterinarian who includes cattle in their practice and consult with that
practitioner about a herd health program, based on your type of
enterprise, prior to your obtaining any cattle.
As with any purchase it is important that you get value for your money.
If you are uncertain about how to purchase a beef animal then it would
be best to deal with someone who is ethical and understands this side of
the business. This could include a family member, friend, neighbor,
local farmer or County Agent. The idea is to not go into a purchase with
little or no information or background.
Cattle can be purchased directly from beef producers with the price
based on local market conditions. The local market is established
primarily in commodity markets many miles away from where you live.
These are then modified for each specific region of the country based on
transportation costs to markets and local conditions. These local
conditions could be such variables as abundance of feedstuffs, moisture
conditions and supply and demand. Markets will change through the
seasons and from year to year.
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