How do I Raise Meat Animals for Money?

by Ondra
(Czech Republic)

I want to start a farm with meat sheep and goats, pastured pigs and poultry. Anyone have any links, recommended info, or advice to share?

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Sep 05, 2011
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Help on Raising Meat Animals for Profit
by: Graeme

Hi
I have been down this path and have come across a guy who is already successful and has produced a coupla guides on just how to raise meat animals for profit. You can check em out here:

* How to raise meat chickens for profit

* How to raise pigs on pasture for profit.

Jul 29, 2011
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Pigs and profit
by: Pete

Hello Ondra,
One of the first things you need to do is make sure there is a market for what you want to raise. If you don't have anybody to sell to then you're going to be eating a lot of what your raise, or giving it away for free.
Second, do your research. Read, read, read, as much as you can about each animal you plan on raising. Not everything you read will fit your plans, but it gives you ideas and keeps you thinking.
Third, start small. I've had my 3 acre farm for 5 years and I learn something new everyday. Learn with a few animals instead of buying a truckload and being totally overwhelmed. Trust me, animals will try your patience to the point of changing your religion if you let them.
So good luck with your farm.

Feb 01, 2011
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Dorpers are great sheep
by: Anonymous

I recommend the use of dorper sheep for the small farm - there is no mulesing, crutching or fly strike very easy to look after. Good against foxes, self shedders and of course are a meat sheep. Your fences have to be good; we haven't lost any from when we ran barb wire along the bottom of the fence and they have a high number of twins. Also they will eat hay and prefer it more than grains.

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