12/6/19

Top Tricks to Make the Most Profit From Your Livestock Farm


By on 12/06/2019 09:55:00 AM

Livestock farming is an undeniably huge industry in Australia: the beef industry is worth an approximate $19.6 billion, while the sheep meat market is valued at around $6.6 billion in 2019.
Accordingly, livestock producers try everything to make the most profit out of their farms by incorporating modern technologies such as state-of-the-art wool shearing sheds in Australia. As a result of such efforts to modernize, the country is actually the world's top wool producer with 324,900 tonnes of greasy wool produced in2016alone.

Out of such production, Australia has exported wool worth $3.2 billion, with the top markets being China, India, and Italy. Aside from adopting new technologies, here are five ways on how you can make the most profit from your livestock inventory:

Improve vaccination and similar biosecurity efforts

Animal mortality and diseases are among the biggest threats that livestock farmers face. That said, these are two problems that they have to take by the horns to make their farms profitable.

To achieve this, you need to make sure your farm animals are properly vaccinated and that their pens and sheds are disinfected regularly. Sick animals should also be quarantined and treated to contain diseases.

In short, you must ensure that efforts to fight and prevent diseases in your farm are laid out and done like clockwork.

Raise as much profitable livestock as possible

Why raise only sheep or goat when you can allocate a portion of your farm to poultry raising? Perhaps you could also raise quails and make extra cash from both of their eggs and meat. The takeaway here is to raise as many farm animals as possible so you could maximize the earning potential of your farm.

Make a database for your farm

Not many farm owners realize that just by keeping track of things concerning their farm, they can make critical changes that could tip the profit scale to their favor. As such, make sure that you start a simple database containing information such as production cost, stocking rate, actual production figures, profit margin, and all possible data that you can gather.

This way, you can make game-changing adjustments such as enforcing more efficient breeding techniques or cutting down costs on certain production aspects to re-focus on ones that actually make profits. It's a simple yet very critical innovation that you can do to your farm operations.

Grow more pasture

You should provide better grazing grounds for your farm animals if you want to make them healthy and raise your profits to the roof. You can use organic fertilizers to help existing and new pastures grow better plus you can introduce pasture species to improve pasture supply.

In short, make your farm animals happy by giving them ample and better sources of nutrition.

Have a farm management plan and implement it fully

Another critical trick to make livestock farms more profitable is to devise a management plan and implement it to the fullest.

This may include partnering with a company that specializes in general equipment supplying solutions to help improve your farming operations. It may also have a provision for farm performance monitoring and setting stocking rate to drive up the farm's production capabilities and maximize profits.

Be sure to tailor-make your management plan to your farm's needs and to oversee its implementation until you achieve your targeted end results. Take note of these five tips and you could be on your way to earning more from your livestock farm.

About Angela

Angela is a freelance travel writer and lifestyle blogger, blessed with 3 beautiful daughters, 5 moody cats, 1 spoiled dog, and 1 very supportive husband.

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