Like any other animal whether a pet or livestock, taking care of them is harder than it looks. But don’t let that discourage you, it may not be so easy but it’s not impossible. Cattle raising could be very fun and fulfilling as long as you know what you are doing.Cattle, whether a Bull, a mature cow or a cub is a living thing, and living things have a lot of needs in order to survive. The first need that you can look into is their place to stay or their shelter. The cattle’s shelter should have good ventilation and should be dry, make sure it’s water proof. You can also build a run-in shed out in the fields, it a three-sided shelter that the cattle can go to in case it suddenly rains.We all know that cows eat grass; their stomachs have four chambers that enable them to digest grass when other animals can’t. Their main dietary needs are hay and pasture. You can also add vitamins, salts as well as minerals, just make sure that they are in need of it. Since pasture is the main dietary need of the cattle, you have to make sure that the type of pasture that you are giving them are of good quality and of quantity that would be enough for them.Cattle need’s space for pasture, about two acres per animal. But if you don’t have enough pasture for your cattle to graze, you have to increment it. You can give them hay, or other cattle food that would supplement the lack. And remember, when you give them hay, make sure that it is dry, wet hay can lead to grave health problems, you can make sure that the storage place for your cattle food is dry.Cattle needs water, so you have to make sure that water is available to them whenever they need it. It is also practical that you but a water system, making sure that the cattle has water available to them all the time.Cattles are easy to train. You just have to make them used to being handled and touch, you can do this the brushing and cleaning them daily. Make them get used to the presence of humans; this is necessary because it will be less-taxing to them as well as for you for veterinary visits as well as hoof-trimming days.Every animals when taking care f them needs time and attention, if you have them then all the rest is manageable, and of course, if you are a beginner in this endeavor, it’s always handy to get professional help.
No body knows when goats where first discovered but what we know is that they are a good source of meat, milk, butter and fiber. The hairs and skins can be sold be as well for alternative income.Goats are known to be domestic animals with male goats called ‘bucks’ and females called ‘does’. Since these animals are sociable and curious animals a lot of people consider raising them as pets.Whilst they are those people who look at raising goats as pets they are others who raise them for their produce. They raise them for the production of milk, meat and skin which can be expensive when sold in the market.But what ever your reason may be raising this animal just like any other animal requires you to take good care of them and manage them well. Raising goats is quiet a straight forward process that anyone can do even if they don’t have any past experience.Nutrition:These animals turn to eat anything that looks green and is chewable. But there are some plants that can be poisonous to them and should be removed from your yard. Some of these plants are wilted fruits and nightshade plants. The best way to ensure they are eating the right plants is to plant good grass for them to eat and offer them some clean water. Green grass is also nutritious to them and makes their meat taste better. A goat’s life expectancy is 15 to 18 years but with the right nutrition’s they can leave longer.Weather:Goats are susceptible to very hot and cold weather. But if they are exposed to this kind of weather of a long period they can die. Once you see that your livestock are not feeling well after some extreme heat or cold you should treat them as soon as possible. To avoid them being exposed to harsh temperatures you can build a house to shelter them.Social Behavior:These animals are sociable animals which means they grow within a herd (group animal). This means if you getting into goat farming you should make it a point that you get more than two goats. If a goat is alone it will be depressed and this can sometimes be fatal.As you see raising this animal is not that difficult instead it can be entertaining and profitable. Just make it a point that you proper care for your livestock and you will be a happy farmer.