Beef cattle farming can be pretty puzzling, especially for beginners with little to no experience. It is always best to read up on things to ensure you’re prepared for surprises. In that case, here are five of the best beef cattle farming tips that beginners need to take advantage of:
1. Most people need to remember that planning your pastures is one of the most essential parts of beef cattle farming. Start with using a soil map. Then, do a contamination test on the soil to analyze what minerals it contains and what necessary elements are not there. Once you do that, you need to apply the fertilizer and any other minerals needed to get great results.
2. You should completely avoid trying to produce any pastures on inadequate land unless you have fertilizer. If you do, it’s not going to be worth it in the long run.
3. Being on top of management is the key to keeping good pastures in good condition. Even if you take time out to fertilize and seed, it’s not going to be worth it if you don’t manage it. This helps with getting the most out of the work you put in and the investment you put in.
4. Take time to invest in a mower. A mower is pretty much going to be the pasture’s best companions. There are three main reasons why mowing pays off. It gets weeds off and brushes, it clips off what the animals aren’t interested in and that keeps it tender, and it brings about more grasses and legumes.
5. There are things you can do to speed up the learning process. First, you should try working with the cattle on the farm or on the farm of a producer that is good at producing great cattle. Then, you should reach out and discuss your experiences with other beef producers in the same area as you. After that, read various livestock journals and homesteading blogs to get more hidden tips and tricks.
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